Gift of the Linton and Surget Families
The acquisition of Harding’s Chief Justice Marshall holds significance not only in its remembrance of a popular art form at the time, but also in its commemoration of Marshall’s work. In addition to the significant rulings and contributions Chief Justice Marshall made during his time on the Supreme Court, he, too, holds relevance with regards to the acquisition of Louisiana. Though the constitutionality of the Louisiana Purchase continued to be questioned, Chief Justice Marshall laid these qualms to rest, insisting that the power to acquire territory through conquest or treaty is held by the government.
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Dimensions: 45.5 x 37.625 in. (1155.7 x 955.675 mm)
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