The Jeffersonian Crisis: Courts and Politics in the Young Republic

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195013900
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 4/28/1971
  • Pages: 390
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

I. An Unsettled Problem: The Judiciary and the American Revolution, 1776-1801 3
Part 1 Politics and the Judiciary Under Jefferson 17
II. The Jeffersonians in Power 19
III. The Repeal of the Judiciary Act of 1801 36
IV. Judicial Review 53
V. Impeachments 69
VI. Republican Divisions 83
VII. Chase's Acquittal 96
Part 2 The Struggle Over Judicial Reform in the States 109
VIII. Post-Revolutionary Attitudes Toward the Legal Profession 111
IX. Radicals vs. Moderates in Kentucky, 1791-1796 123
X. Judicial Reform in Kentucky, 1796-1802 139
XI. Courts and Politics in Pennsylvania, 1799-1805 157
XII. Constitutional and Judicial Reform in Pennsylvania, 1805-1808 171
XIII. The Debate over Judicial Reform in Massachusetts, 1799-1806 184
XIV. The Politics of Judicial Reform in Massachusetts, 1803-1808 207
Part 3 Toward a Redefinition of Jeffersonian Democracy 231
XV. The Jeffersonians and the Judiciary 233
XVI. Law and Society in Jeffersonian America 250
XVII. The Meaning of the Jeffersonian Ascendancy 267
Notes 285
Bibliography 345
Index 371
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