Event Summary

Supreme Court rules monopoly given to original operators of steamships violated the Constitution

Date

1824

Description

Supreme Court, in Gibbons v. Ogden, rules monopoly given by New York legislature to original operators of steamships on Hudson River (Robert Fulton, Robert Livingston) violated the Constitution�s granting of powers to regulate interstate commerce to Congress

Timeline 1

Early Maritime Republic, 1815-1865

Record ID

1071