State And Federal Governments: State Vs. State

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The Federal versus State governments hasn’t been equal since the writing of the Constitution and is still going on present day. The state and Federal governments have been affecting lives since the beginning. The constitution granted the Federal government with more superior powers, while the state governments have the lower side of powers compared to the federal. There has been a court case which reduced the states powers, Such as in Sturges v. Crownshield, where the chief justice John Marshall let the states pass bankruptcy laws but couldn’t be applied to debts brought upon oneself before the ratification of the law. John Marshall had many cases which reduced the power of the states. Nullification also played a role with the feud between …show more content…
Nullification first took place in South Carolina when the state stood against the tariff of 1828.If nullification took action it would of affected the whole Union. The state went far enough to threaten the Union when secession. The Federal government action against nullification was with an army which was sent to South Carolina. Nullification was created to go against the growth of the Federal governments powers. The Federal government has the ability on determining the extent of its own powers, which in the future could have even more powers if they wish. Nullification wasn’t only used against federal laws it was also used against slavery. Historian Thomas Woods states “It was used against slavery, which is why South Carolina’s secession document cites it as a grievance justifying southern secession, and Jefferson Davis denounced it in his farewell address to the Senate”(Woods). The Wisconsin SCOTUS and state legislature declared the fugitive slave act as unconstitutional. Nullification could be a good and bad thing. It could hurt the union or give the Federal government less power over the …show more content…
In the court case of McCulloch v. Maryland the Chief Justice John Marshall made the decision which would give even more expansion to the Federal power. This gave the Federal government the right to collect taxes and the power to charter a bank. In a document, it was determined this “Sparked the even broader issue of the division of powers between state and Federal government” (McCulloch v. Maryland). The Second National Bank was created to control the unregulated currency that was issued by state banks. In 1818,”The State of Maryland approved Legislation to impose taxes on the Second National Bank chartered by Congress” (McCulloch v. Maryland).In the early 1830s President Jackson will make the National Bank less power by depositing money to the states pet banks. After Jackson rechartered the National Bank the state banks gained more power. Jackson was the president of the people which made people from the states love him. The Federal and state governments have a feud in mostly

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