Jil asked in Politics & GovernmentGovernment · 8 years ago

What did the ruling in McCulloch v. Maryland say that states could not do to the federal government?

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    8 years ago
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    Tax it.

    The case was about the state of Maryland trying to collect property tax on a building that the federal government erected in the state (to house the National Bank). The federal government refused to pay the tax on the grounds that the federal government's power is superior to any state's power. The US Supreme Court agreed, invoking the Supremacy Clause of Article VI.

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