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Historical Context

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Locating the Site

Map 1: Important roads of the Virginia and the Chesapeake Bay region.
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Despite John Marshall's active political career, he spent much of his time with his wife, Polly, and their children at the home he had built in Richmond, Virginia, in 1790.

Questions for Map 1

1. Locate the cities of Richmond and Washington, D.C. Calculate the distance from Richmond, the site of John Marshall's house, to Washington, D.C., the site of the Supreme Court.

2. How do you think Marshall traveled between these two places? Considering the means of travel used by people today, make a rough comparison of the time it would have taken then and now.

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