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        McCulloch v. Maryland (1819)

        In 1819, the state of Maryland, angered at the practices of the Bank of the United States sought to levy a tax against it; but bank cashier, James McCulloch refused to pay. In this video Justice John Marshall, in the case of McCulloch v. Maryland, dismisses the notion that states have the right to tax a national entity and in so doing further established the sovereignty of the national government over the states.

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