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The failure of the founding fathers : Jefferson, Marshall, and the rise of presidential democracy

Author: Bruce A Ackerman
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The ink was barely dry on the Constitution when it was almost destroyed by the rise of political parties in the US. This book describes the aspects of electoral college crisis. It shows how Thomas  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ackerman, Bruce A.
Failure of the founding fathers.
Cambridge, MA : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, ©2005
(DLC) 2005047034
(OCoLC)58919429
Named Person: Thomas Jefferson; John Marshall; Thomas Jefferson; John Marshall
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce A Ackerman
ISBN: 0674023951 9780674023956
OCLC Number: 609203978
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (384 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: 1: The people's president --
American on the brink --
The original misunderstanding --
John Marshall for president --
Jefferson counts himself in --
On the brink --
What went right? --
2: The people and the court --
Constitutional brinksmanship --
Federalist counterattack --
Republican triumph --
Marbury v. Stuart --
Presidential purge --
Synthesis --
Reverberations --
Documents: Horatius's presidential knot --
Judge Bassett's protest.
Responsibility: Bruce Ackerman.

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Ackerman innovatively recasts the histories of parties, constitutional interpretation and presidential politics...Rarely has a study of American history been more timely. Publishers Weekly 20050801 Read more...

 
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