McCulloch V. Maryland

McCulloch V. Maryland : When State and Federal Powers Conflict

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The Supreme Court case McCulloch v. Maryland resulted in one of the most important decisions in the history of the United States. In 1819, the Court ruled that Congress has implied powers in addition to those specified in the Constitution. This decision was based on a section of the Constitution called the "necessary and proper" clause, which gives Congress power "to make all laws which shall be necessary and proper" to carry out its other powers. The court also ruled that when federal and state powers conflict, federal powers prevail. In their first book in the Landmark Supreme Court Cases series, authors Pettifor and Petit present a through and interesting discussion of the McCulloch decision, along with its legal and historical implications, in a manner that is accessible to secondary school students. Photographs and Questions for Discussion add to the reader's understanding of a potentially difficult more

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  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 128 pages
  • 161.5 x 235.7 x 13mm | 390.1g
  • Enslow Publishers
  • United States
  • English
  • 0766018873
  • 9780766018877