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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:   Print book : Biography   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Describes previously unknown aspects of the electoral college crisis of 1800, presenting a revised understanding of the early days of two great institutions that continue to have a major impact on American history: the plebiscitarian presidency and a Supreme Court that struggles to put the presidency's claims of a popular mandate into constitutional perspective. Through close studies of two Supreme Court cases,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ackerman, Bruce A.
Failure of the founding fathers.
Cambridge, MA : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, ©2005
(OCoLC)607576793
Online version:
Ackerman, Bruce A.
Failure of the founding fathers.
Cambridge, MA : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, ©2005
(OCoLC)609203978
Named Person: Thomas Jefferson; John Marshall; Thomas Jefferson; John Marshall; Thomas Jefferson; John Marshall; Thomas Jefferson; John Marshall; Thomas Jefferson; John Marshall; Thomas Jefferson; John Marshall, Politiker.
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce A Ackerman
ISBN: 0674018664 9780674018662
OCLC Number: 58919429
Description: 384 pages ; 25 cm
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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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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Ackerman innovatively recasts the histories of parties, constitutional interpretation and presidential politics...Rarely has a study of American history been more timely. YAckerman goes against the Read more...

 
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