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Tallmadge amendment

Passed by the House but defeated by the Senate, would have ended importation of slaves to Missouri and gradually freed slave children there

McCulloch v. Maryland

Decision that formulated "loose construction" by striking down an attempt to tax the Bank of the United States

Cohens v. Virginia

Decision that asserted right of Supreme Court to review states' decisions through example of an illegal lottery scam

Gibbons v. Ogden

Decision that strengthened federal power by reserving regulation of interstate commerce to Congress through example with steamboat

Fletcher v. Peck

Decision that upheld contracts, even those obtained fraudulently, when Georgia's legislature was bribed into selling land around the Yazoo River

Dartmouth College v. Woodward

Decision that upheld contracts by maintaining a charter by King George III; had effect of protecting free enterprise

Daniel Webster

Enjoyed discussions with John Marshall and later challenged his nationalistic views

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