In addition to the creation of banks, Congress has been held to have authority to charter a railroad corporation,1874 or a corporation to construct an interstate bridge,1875 as instrumentalities for promoting commerce among the states, and to create corporations to manufacture aircraft1876 or merchant vessels1877 as incidental to the war power.
- Pacific R.R. Removal Cases, 115 U.S. 1 (1885); California v. Pacific R.R., 127 U.S. 1, 39 (1888). [Back to text]
- Luxton v. North River Bridge Co., 153 U.S. 525 (1894). [Back to text]
- Clallam County v. United States, 263 U.S. 341 (1923). [Back to text]
- Sloan Shipyards v. United States Fleet Corp., 258 U.S. 549 (1922). [Back to text]