McCulloch v. Maryland Part 1

McCulloch v. Maryland Part 1

McCulloch v. Maryland was the 1819 Supreme Court case that dramatically impacted the way the United States has been governed for almost 200 years. This case dealt with the constitutionality of the 2nd Bank of the U.S. and involved such issues as the power of the state versus the power of the federal government, what happens when the two come into conflict, & should the U.S. Constitution be interpreted narrowly or broadly? Historical Spotlight examines the events leading up to this case, the main arguments involved and the implications of John Marshall’s decision.

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History Topics Covered:

1819 Supreme Court Case McCulloch v. Maryland
First Bank of the US, 1791
2nd Bank of the US, established 1816
The Necessary and Proper Clause
Anti-Federalists vs Old Federalists
Alexander Hamilton
Chief Justice John Marshall

 

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