The Case of McCulloch v. Maryland: Summary, Decision & Significance


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Why was the state of Maryland mad that the U.S. government established the Second Bank of the United States?

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1. Which clause did Justice John Marshall invoke to justify his decision in McCulloch v. Maryland?

2. Who was John Marshall?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz and worksheet combo will display your knowledge of the case McCulloch v. Maryland. Topics you'll need to know to excel in the quiz include John Marshall and the state of Maryland.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • The Second Bank of the United States
  • Who was John Marshall
  • Why the case was important

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding McCulloch v. Maryland
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Marshall
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the significance of the case in a different light

Additional Learning

To learn more about the case, review the accompanying lesson called The Case of McCulloch v. Maryland: Summary, Decision & Significance. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Details the creation of the Second Bank
  • Defines implied powers
  • Explains why McCulloch refused to pay tax
  • Covers the role of Marshall