Unformatted text preview: 2. Gibbons v Ogden - The case started from an attempt by the State of New York to grant a monopoly of steamboat operation between New York and neighboring New Jersey. Robert Fulton and Robert Livingston were granted such exclusive rights. They licensed the New Jersey operator Aaron Ogden, formerly a U.S. Senator and Governor of New Jersey, to operate the ferry between New York City and Elizabeth Point in New Jersey. Thomas Gibbons was operating a competing ferry service which had been licensed by Congress in regulating the coasting trade. Ogden obtained an injunction from a New York court against Gibbons to keep him out of New York waters, maintaining that navigation was not a distinct form of commerce, and was thus a legitimate area of state regulation. 3. Stronger Protection for Contract rights B. Government Accountable for Economic stability – Debt relief in west...
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This note was uploaded on 05/01/2008 for the course HIST 105 taught by Professor Hatfield during the Spring '07 term at Texas A&M.
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