• McCulloch v. Maryland Summary | quimbee.com
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    McCulloch v. Maryland Summary | quimbee.com

    – [Narrator] McCulloch versus Maryland may appear to be an old esoteric case about bank charters and taxes. But it’s really about a power struggle of constitutional proportions between the States and the Federal Government. The consequences of that struggle continue to reverberate today. In 1816, Congress passed an act that created the Bank of the United States. A year later, the bank opened a branch in Maryland. To take a shot at the new, all-powerful federal government, Maryland passed an act in 1818 that imposed a $15,000 annual tax on all out-of-state banks operating in the State. The act appeared neutral on the service, but it practically targeted the…

  • The Legislative Branch at the Federal Level
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    The Legislative Branch at the Federal Level

    Today we will learn about the Legislative Branch at the Federal level. Federal means National or for the whole country, so the Legislative Branch at the Federal level makes laws for the whole country. The Legislative Branch is one of the three branches of government, and we often call the Legislative Branch “Congress” Congress is made of two Houses, the House of Representatives and the Senate. Members of the Congress are elected every two years in November, in what we call General Elections. Meetings in Congress are called session and each session begins in January 3rd. Each member of Congress is paid an annual salary of 174,000 dollars, has a…