abc asked in Politics & GovernmentGovernment · 1 decade ago

why do you think the supreme court of the united states agreed to hear the case (McCulloch v. Maryland)?

What larger principles were at stake?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The case centered on the "necessary and proper" clause of Article I of the Constitution which is the constitutional source of federal power for many things the modern federal government does. The central bank disputed in the case was not explicitly authorized by the Constitution, but Justice Marshall said it was necessary and proper for enforcing the Congress's other enumerated powers.

    When your realize that most things the modern federal government does are not enumerated in the Constitution, you realize how important this opinion was.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McCulloch_v._Maryland

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