United States History Question of the Day

©Greg Feldmeth 2013

Asserting Federal Power

John Marshall, America's greatest jurist
(Source: Wikimedia Commons--public domain)

Question 131455:

In the Gibbons v. Ogden Supreme Court decision, Chief Justice John Marshall ruled that

A) Georgia must compensate Indians for lands taken by settlers
B) Maryland could not tax the Bank of the U.S.
C) a federal court could overrule a state court
D) charters were contracts and must be honored, even if originally signed by the King of England
E) by invalidating a state steamboat monopoly the federal government, not the states, had the right to oversee trade

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