John Marshall

Timeline created by Mannino, Matthew
In History
  • John Marshall Is Born.

    John Marshall was born on September 24, 1755, near Germantown, Virginia.
  • Revolutionary War

    George Washington inspired John Marshall to join the military at the age of 20.
  • John Marshall was appointed lieutenant

    Marshall was appointed lieutenant with a state militia called the Culpeper Minuteman, which was later absorbed by the Continental Army's 11th Regiment of Virginia.
  • Militia free Virginia from British rule

    The Patriot militia achieved victory against the British Royal Army at the Battle of Great Bridge, freeing Virginia from British rule.
  • Schooling

    Schooling
    John Marshall was mainly home-schooled by his father. He did, however, spend one year at Campbell Academy.
  • Marshall Studys Law

    Marshall left the military in 1780 to study law. He studied law by attending a series of Judge George Wythe's lectures at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg in Virginia.
  • Marshall Starts his Practice

    John Marshall was admitted to the Virginia bar and began his own legal practice. He built his law practice's success by defending clients against British creditors who attempted to collect debts incurred during British colonial rule before the American Revolution.
  • John Marshall Marries Mary Marshall

    John Marshall Marries Mary Marshall
    On January 3rd, 1783, John Marshall marries Mary Willis Ambler Marshall.
  • Ratifying the United States' Constitution

    Ratifying the United States' Constitution
    Marshall became a delegate to the state convention that had been formed to ratify the United States' Constitution. He was a powerful advocate for replacing the Articles of Confederation with the Constitution.
  • Marshall appointed for Government Roles

    In 1799, Marshall was elected to a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, a position he would hold only briefly, as he was appointed secretary of state under President John Adams in 1800.
  • 4th Chief Justice

    John Marshall was appointed the fourth chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court in 1801.
  • John Marshall Dies

    John Marshall proudly served on the Supreme Court until his death, on July 6, 1835, at age 79, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.