mcculloch v. maryland



Maryland placed a prohibitive tax on the bank notes of the Second Bank of the United States. When the Maryland courts upheld this law, the Bank, in the name of its Baltimore branch cashier James W. McCullough, appealed to the Supreme Court. Daniel Webster, with William Pinkeye, argued the case on behalf of the Bank.

Alters to America

The decision provided the avenue for the federal government to expand or evolve its powers to meet an ever changing world.


Political-States government had implied powers

Final Ruling

the Supreme Court ruled that Congress had implied powers under article 1 section 8 of the constitution and that the state of Maryland lacked the power to tax the Bank.