A 19th century rendition of the Port of New York.

Gibbons v. Ogden 1824

Gibbons v. Ogden (1824), a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case, vastly expanded the powers of Congress through a single clause in the Constitution: the Commerce Clause of Article I, Section 8. The Court ruled that under that clause Congress had powers to regulate any aspect of commerce that crossed state lines, including modes of transportation, and that such regulation preempted conflicting regulation by the states... Read More