McCulloch v. Maryland Primary Sources Case Pack

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This resource helps middle school educators teach about landmark Supreme Court cases using primary sources from the Library of Congress.

This case pack is about the 1819 case of McCulloch v. Maryland, which asked: Does the Constitution allow Congress to create a national bank? If so, does Maryland have the power to tax a branch of the national bank within the state borders?

It includes a summary of the case written on a middle school level, a glossary, three primary source activities, an essential question analysis, and suggested additional resources.

It also includes a recommended instructor resource: “Teacher Tips for Using Street Law’s Supreme Court Case Packs.” This supporting resource provides middle school teachers with structured, scaffolded approaches for teaching using the case packs.

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This resource was developed with support from the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Partner Program. (Content created and featured in partnership with the TPS program does not indicate an endorsement by the Library of Congress.)

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