McCulloch vs. Maryland

Viewers examine the court case McCulloch vs. Maryland. They investigate the power of the federal government to tax and create a national banking system in the United States, and find that the case would reshape the roles of both the federal and state governments in America. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have students write down five questions they would like answered and see if the video answers them
  • Include a lesson where the classroom becomes a Supreme Court with three groups (McCulloch; Maryland; Supreme Court) are represented
Classroom Considerations

  • Ensure individuals have Internet access if assigning the video as homework
  • The ninth video of a 10-part series
Pros

  • Audio and visual learners benefit from the way the video describes the court case 
  • Quick synopsis of the vital court case and the Marshall Court
Cons