In this activity, students will examine 4 document that relate to the national bank and/or interpreting the constitution. All documents are from the period 1701-1831. Students will asked to assess the role of the elastic clause in shaping the role of the Federal government.
Students should be introduced to the following cases prior to attempting this assignment:
- Marbury v. Madison
- Fletcher v. Peck (1810)
- McCulloch v. Maryland (1819)
- Dartmouth College v. Woodward (1819)
This assignment relies on the ACE and ABCDE methods. A power point to introduce this methods is available for free from this store.