Trustees of Dartmouth College v. Woodward
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|Trustees of Dartmouth College v. Woodward
|United States Supreme Court case dealing with the application of the Contract Clause of the United States Constitution to private corporations. The case arose when the president of Dartmouth College was deposed by its trustees, leading to the New Hampshire legislature attempting to force the College to become a public institution and thereby place the ability to appoint trustees in the hands of the governor. The Supreme Court upheld the sanctity of the original charter of the College, which pre-dated the creation of the State. The decision settled the nature of public versus private charters and resulted in the rise of the American business corporation. — Excerpted from Dartmouth College v. Woodward on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.Trustees of Dartmouth College v. Woodward, 17 U.S. (4 Wheat.) 518 (1819), was a landmark|
See also 
- “Dartmouth College Case, The” by S. V. Wright in The Encyclopedia Americana. New York, 1920.
- “Dartmouth College Case,” The New International Encyclopædia. New York: Dodd, Mead and Co., 1905.
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