The Mccullough Vs. Maryland Case

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The McCullough Vs. Maryland case’s significance was that it was the first to question the power of the federal government. It began when the war of 1812 had ended and the U.S. had acquired a lot of debt. Congress founded the 2nd bank of the United States of America to help pull the country out of debt. At first, the people were happy with Congress’ decision because the bank was a great success, but as the states sensed a financial crisis, known as the Financial Crisis of 1819, they began to dislike the bank. The states were angered by the fact that they had less power than the federal government and decided to rebel and fight back. Maryland placed a tax on the Baltimore branch of the national bank. However, James McCullough the head cashier

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