Difference Between John Adams And Federalists

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Patrick Shannon

In the election of 1800, Thomas Jefferson and the Democratic-Republican party beat John Adams and the Federalists. John Adams appointed a lot of justices of peace and circuit court justices for the District of Columbia on the last day that he would be president. This was an attempt by the Federalists to take command of the federal judiciary before the Democratic-Republican party’s leader, Thomas Jefferson, could take office. Thomas Jefferson ordered James Madison to not deliver the requests of Adams. A Federalist, Marbury, took it to court so that he may argue that Madison should have delivered the commissions. The Chief Justice at the time John Marshall made the decision in Marbury v. Madison that created the principle of
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