Enumerated Powers I – The Taney, Chase, and Progressive Courts
The Taney Court
- Read Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution (xxxv-xxvi)
- Enumerated Powers (161-162)
- Prigg v. Pennsylvania (170-175)
The Chase Court
- United States v. Dewitt (181-182)
- Hepburn v. Griswold (183-186)
- Altering the size of the Supreme Court (187-188)
The Progressive Era
- Progressive Era Cases (199-201)
- United States v. E.C. Knight Co. (201-207)
- Champion v. Ames (207-213)
- Hammer v. Dagenhart (214-218)
The lecture notes are here.
Prigg v. Pennsylvania
Prigg concerned the constitutionality of the Fugitive Slave Act.
Hepburn v. Griswold
The Legal Tender Cases considered the constitutionality of paper money. In 1862, the $1 note bore the face of Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase, who previously served as Lincoln’s Secretary of the Treasury. Ironically, Chase later voted that such bills were unconstitutional.
United States v. E.C. Knight Co.
The American Sugar Refining Company.
Hammer v. Dagenhart
Hammer v. Daggenhart concerned the constitutionality of laws prohibiting child labor.