Why is Marbury v. Madison considered a landmark case?
This case forms the basis for judicial review, or the Supreme Court's ability to deem a piece of legislation unconstitutional.
What is one way films are used as a social critic?
Many historical dramas do not only comment on the time period they are depicting in their movie, but more importantly, the film is commenting on the social context of the time in which it was made.
What was one major result of Abraham Lincoln's election to the Presidency in 1860?
After Lincoln was elected President, South Carolina seceded from the Union. South Carolina, along with the other six states that seceded after, felt that Lincoln's presidency threatened their popular sovereignty around issues such as states rights and slavery. These successions ultimately resulted in the Civil War.