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The Great Decision: Jefferson, Adams, Marshall, and the Battle for the Supreme Court
     

The Great Decision: Jefferson, Adams, Marshall, and the Battle for the Supreme Court

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by Cliff Sloan, David McKean
 

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ISBN-10: 1586488058

ISBN-13: 9781586488055

Pub. Date: 03/02/2010

Publisher: PublicAffairs


Following the bitterly contested election between Adams and Jefferson in 1800, the United States teetered on the brink of a second revolution. When Adams sought to prolong his policies in defiance of the electorate by packing the courts, it became evident that the new Constitution was limited in its powers. Change was in order and John Marshall stepped up to the

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Following the bitterly contested election between Adams and Jefferson in 1800, the United States teetered on the brink of a second revolution. When Adams sought to prolong his policies in defiance of the electorate by packing the courts, it became evident that the new Constitution was limited in its powers. Change was in order and John Marshall stepped up to the challenge.

The Great Decision tells the riveting story of Marshall and of the landmark court case, Marbury v. Madison, through which he empowered the Supreme Court and transformed the idea of the separation of powers into a working blueprint for our modern state. Rich in atmospheric detail, political intrigue, and fascinating characters, The Great Decision is an illuminating tale of America’s formative years and the evolution of our democracy.

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ISBN-13:
9781586488055
Publisher:
PublicAffairs
Publication date:
03/02/2010
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,371,847
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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