Why was it unconstitutional for the state of Maryland to tax the Bank of the US?

McCulloch vs. Maryland

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  • 8 years ago
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    Basically John Marshall (Chief justice of the Supreme court) said that in his words "the power to tax is the power to destroy". He felt that is a state bank were to tax the national bank, then that would violate the supremacy clause.

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    If you read the Supreme Court's opinion, you'll find out.

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