Why Is Mcculloch Vs Maryland Important

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The Supreme Court settles yet another argument; this time, it is MuCulloch v. Maryland. The end decision helped broaden the roles of the federal government, but not necessarily supplied the government with more power. It also shows that activities that fall into the federal category are taken care of seriously and with a reason.
The first National Bank of the United States was highly unpopular because many people believed that Congress had no power create something like that. When the bank charter expired, everyone relaxed and forgot about that idea. In 1816, another bank was set up because of the War of 1812. The second National Bank was even more detested and this time, individual states tried to resist it. One of the states was Maryland
In 1819, Maryland attempted to hinder the operation of a specific branch of the Second Bank of the US, located in Baltimore, Maryland, by passing an act taxing it by 2%. James McCulloch, cashier at the bank, refuses to pay the tax. He and others believed it was unfair for only one bank in all of Maryland to be targeted by a tax. McCulloch v. Maryland goes all the way to Supreme Court. McCulloch’s lawyer is Daniel Webster, while Maryland’s attorney is Joseph Hopkinson. Chief Justice …show more content…

After 1963, one would be able to have a lawyer at their side during questioning and be able to consult him/her. If the defendant was being pressured into a confession the lawyer would be able to step in. Today, when a suspect is arrested, they are read a Miranda warning, which typically follows these lines: “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you. You have the right to speak to an attorney and have an attorney present during any questioning. If you cannot afford a lawyer, one will be provided for you at government expense.” (The Documentary Group,

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