Poli Sci Teaching Assistant

From Chapter: Historic Foundations of Commerce Power

What did the Supreme Court hold in Gibbons v. Ogden (1824)?
This case involved New York trying to grant a monopoly on waterborne trade between New York and New Jersey. Judge Marshal, of the Supreme Court, sternly reminded the state of New York that the Constitution gives Congress alone the control of interstate commerce. Marshal's decision, in 1824, was a major blow on states' rights. Congress has the right to regulate commerce.