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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