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Handout C: Commerce Clause Timeline

Directions: Place a dot and the corresponding number for each of the events listed below in the correct position on the graph. Then draw a line to connect the dots to indicate the historical trend with respect to the power of the national government based on the Commerce Clause rulings.

  1. Hammer v. Dagenhart, 1918
  2. Early New Deal Legislation
  3. New Deal Legislation after 1937
  4. Post-New Deal Legislation regulating a wide range of activities
  5. U.S. v. Lopez, 1995
  6. U.S. v. Morrsion, 2000
  7. Gonzalez v. Raich, 2005
  8. NFIB v. Sebelius, 2012