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The case of Dartmouth College versus Woodward

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  • Submitted: 11/07/2002
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The case of Dartmouth College versus Woodward

The case of Dartmouth College versus Woodward, came before the Supreme Court of the United States of America after already being ruled on by the state of New Hampshire. This case is considered to be a landmark case that took place in 1819. This case affected the American people in various ways. Through the course of this case in the state court to the Supreme Court, this case established that the federal court has the power to reverse a state court's decision, defined in legal terms what a corporation is, and help to interpret the Contract Clause of the Constitution.

In 1769, Dartmouth College received a charter from the King of England. This established it as a college. Through the years the state of New Hampshire had granted additional land to the college. The college in turn had taken upon itself the duty of providing a higher education in the state, and not simply being a private college. On June 27, 1816 the state of New Hampshire amended the charter of Dartmouth College, and changed the name to Dartmouth University. This was due to William Plumer, New Hampshire's newly

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