The Constitution in Congress: The Jeffersonians, 1801-1829 / Edition 2

The Constitution in Congress: The Jeffersonians, 1801-1829 / Edition 2

by David P. Currie
     
 

ISBN-10: 0226131173

ISBN-13: 9780226131177

Pub. Date: 05/28/2001

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Because of the judicial branch's tremendous success in reviewing legislative and executive action in the United States, legal scholars have traditionally looked only to the courts for guidance in interpreting the Constitution. This, the second book in David P.
Currie's multivolume series, looks to the legislative and executive branches for insights into the

Overview

Because of the judicial branch's tremendous success in reviewing legislative and executive action in the United States, legal scholars have traditionally looked only to the courts for guidance in interpreting the Constitution. This, the second book in David P.
Currie's multivolume series, looks to the legislative and executive branches for insights into the development of constitutional interpretation.

Currie examines the period of Republican hegemony from the inauguration of Thomas Jefferson in 1801 to the election of Andrew
Jackson in 1829. During this time of great leadership and controversy, many benchmark issues—the abolition of the new Circuit
Courts, the Louisiana Purchase, the Burr conspiracy, the War of 1812,
the Monroe Doctrine, and the Missouri Compromise, among others—were debated and decided almost exclusively in the legislative and executive arenas. With its uniquely legal perspective and comprehensive coverage, The Constitution in Congress
illustrates how the executive and legislative branches matched the
Supreme Court in putting flesh and blood onto the skeleton of the
Constitution.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226131177
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
05/28/2001
Edition description:
1
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.63(w) x 9.38(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Abbreviations and Shortened Titles
Part One: President Jefferson, 1801-1809
1. The Most Endangered Branch
2. The Twelfth Amendment
3. Housekeeping
4. Expansion
5. Enemies at Home and Abroad
Part Two: Madison, Monroe, and John Quincy Adams, 1809-1829
6. War
7. Rumors of War
8. States
9. The American System
10. More about Congressional Powers
11. Ultimate Questions
Conclusion
Appendix: The Constitution of the United States
Index

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