Supreme Court Decisions That Changed the Nation: McCulloch Vs. Maryland (1986)

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The historic debate over states' rights is profiled in Supreme Court Decisions That Changed the Nation: McCullough vs. Maryland. Early 19th century politics centered firmly on the power shared by the states and the national government. This question came to a head with the 1819 Supreme Court decision that declared a federal bank immune from state taxation. This victory for strong central regulation was highly controversial in its time.