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tombfan91
27-01-10, 21:26
i'm stuck on this one question and can't seem to find it in the book. the title of the chapter is federalism. the question asks outline the ways in which national and state powers have been interpreted by the courts.

Much help needed if you know the answer

Quasimodo
27-01-10, 21:31
Hold on a sec! *goes to dig up old AP book*

Your best bet would be to scan the chapter for court cases. "By 1819 the first real challenge to authroity of the U.S. by indidividual states took place in the case of McCulloch v Maryland..."

tombfan91
27-01-10, 21:55
Hold on a sec! *goes to dig up old AP book*

Your best bet would be to scan the chapter for court cases. "By 1819 the first real challenge to authroity of the U.S. by indidividual states took place in the case of McCulloch v Maryland..."

thats what i did and the national government won that case because the power tot ax involves the power to destroy, and since the power to destroy a federal agency would confer upon the states using its supremacy over the federal gov, the states may not tax. they also believed stated cannot declare acts of congress unconsitutional because of that docorine of nullification and the war over it.

so i think the courts were for national powers right?