Archive for June 11th, 2016

McCulloch v. Maryland (1819) and the Second Bank of the United States (2016-6-11)

Today, McCulloch v. Maryland (1819) is cited for its interpretation of Congress’ powers under the Constitution.  But the case actually involved the Second Bank of the United States, a contentious period in our history. The first Bank of the United States was established in 1791 by Congress.  It had a 20-year charter.  Hamilton was a […]