Aggressive Nationalism: McCulloch v. Maryland and the Foundation of Federal Authority in the Young Republic Richard E. Ellis ABSTRACT This book examines the public debate that took place over Chief Justice John Marshall's famous decision in McCulloch v. Maryland (1819). It sheds new light on how the case came before the US Supreme Court. It also examines many of the key issues involved in the case that John Marshall either slighted or totally ignored: the private profit-making nature of the Second Bank of the United States (2 BUS); the power of the 2 BUS to create branches in the states without their consent, which many people viewed as a direct assault upon the sovereignty of the states and which they feared would lead to t ... More Keywords: John Marshall, U. S. Supreme Court, Second Bank of the United States, Andrew Jackson, Second Bank of the United States, branches of 2 BUS, national corporations, federal program of internal improvement
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