Date: April 15, 2021
When did the Founding end? 18th and 19th-century contemporaries believed John Marshall to be, if not the equal of George Washington and Benjamin Franklin, at least very close to that pantheon. In his new book, journalist and historian Robert Strauss recounts how the Chief Justice acted as the glue that held the Union together after the original founding days.The Supreme Court met in the basement of the new Capitol building in Washington when Marshall took over, which is just what the executive and legislative branches thought of the judiciary. Strauss discussed this with award-winning journalist Stephen Fried, author of Rush: Revolution, Madness & the Visionary Doctor Who Became a Founding Father.