Amenment 10

Caitlyn Taylor; Block 5; Dec. 10, 1214

Bill of Rights, Amement 10

The power not delegated to the United States by the Constition, nor probibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

Court Case

Mc Calloch v. Maryland

The state of Maryland believed that the federal government did not have the power to establish a national bank. After all, it wasn't listed as a right in the Constitution. Despite this lack of explicit constituional permission, the U.S. government had created the Second Bank of the United States. It was based in Philadelphia but also opeed a branch in Baltimore, Maryland, without the stats's approval. In response, Maryland taxed the bank's operations and imposed fines for nonpayment of the tax. When branch manager James Mc Culloch refused to pay taxes and fines, Maryland took the bank to court. Eventually the case went all the way to the Supreme cort. Who won? The federal government did.


Michelle v. Louisiana

The United States Government Wanted to create a world wide post office in the state of Louisiana, but the state didn't want to allow this idea to go through. After a few months, the post office was made anyway and was opened to the public. Two months later, the state stared to tax and fine the post office. Michelle, the post office owner, denied to pay the taxes and fines that were given by Louisiana. A year later, the state threatened to shut the office down if they didn't pay up. This pushed Michelle to go to the Supreme Court for the post office. The debate lasted almost two years until finally the Supreme Court made their disunion. In the end Michelle got to keep the post office and Louisiana had to negotiate with the fact that the post office stays open.