The Marshall Court (1801–35)


The Supreme Court upheld the National Bank in what famous case?

The Marshall Court unanimously ruled in McCullough v. Maryland (1819) that Congress had the power to create a national bank and that the state of Maryland could not tax a branch of the National Bank located in Maryland. The state of Maryland levied a tax on all banks not chartered by the state. This tax applied only to the National Bank. James McCullough, the National Bank’s cashier, refused to pay the state tax, leading to the lawsuit.


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