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  • Maryland: any bank that has not been charted, or organized , in the state of Maryland had to pay a special tax.
  • The Bank of the US
  • Bank: There is no way we are paying that tax
  • Maryland: see you in court
  • Maryland courts sides with Maryland (what a shocker)
  • Maryland sued the bank in state court
  • 1819 the bank appeals and takes Maryland to the supreme courts
  • A bank is necessary and proper for commerce, borrowing and taxes
  • "A bank is a proper and suitable instrument to assist the operations of the government"
  • The constitution
  • In conclusion, the US supreme court declared that Maryland could not force the bank out by making them pay taxes
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