Gibbons v. Ogden
By: Hallie and Hayley
The state of New York had granted a monopoly to Ogden to operate a steamboat between New York and New Jersey. Gibbons obtained a Congressional permit to operate a steamboat line in the same waters. When Ogden sued to maintain his monopoly, the New York courts ruled in his favor. However, Gibbons’ appealed the case to the Supreme Court. Supreme Court ruled in Gibbons’ favor.