Thomas Jefferson and Executive Powerby Jeremy D. Bailey
This book outlines how Thomas Jefferson resolved the tension between contingency and a written constitution by proposing an executive that would be both strong and democratic.See more details below
This book outlines how Thomas Jefferson resolved the tension between contingency and a written constitution by proposing an executive that would be both strong and democratic.
- Cambridge University Press
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- New Edition
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- 6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)
Table of Contents
1. 'The execution of laws is more important than the making of them': reconciling executive energy with democracy; 2. Executive power and the Virginia executive; 3. Executive power and the constitution of 1787; 4. 'To place before mankind the common sense of the subject': declarations of principle; 5. The real revolution of 1800: Jefferson's transformation of the inaugural address; 6. To 'produce a union of the powers of the whole': Jefferson's transformation of the appointment and removal powers; 7. The Louisiana Purchase; 8. To 'complete their entire union of opinion': the twelfth amendment as amendment to end all amendments; 9. 'To bring their wills to a point of union and effect': declarations and presidential speech; 10. Development and difficulties.
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