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The Madisonian constitution

Author: George Thomas
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008.
Series: Johns Hopkins series in constitutional thought.
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"Today, we think of constitutional questions as being settled by the United States Supreme Court. But that was not always the case, nor is it what the framers intended in constructing the three-branch federal government. This volume examines four crucial moments in U.S. political history - the Civil War and Reconstruction, the Progressive Era, Franklin Delano Roosevelt's presidency and the New Deal, and the Reagan  Read more...
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Named Person: James Madison; James Madison
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George Thomas
ISBN: 9780801888526 0801888522
OCLC Number: 187417713
Description: xi, 248 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Madison's complex constitutionalism --
Congress, the Supreme Court, and the meaning of the Civil War amendments --
The progressive reconstruction of American constitutionalism --
Discontinuities in the "Constitutional Revolution of 1937" --
Unsettling the New Deal and the return of originalism.
Series Title: Johns Hopkins series in constitutional thought.
Responsibility: George Thomas.
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