What Kind of Nation: Thomas Jefferson, John Marshall, and the Epic Struggle to Create a United States

What Kind of Nation: Thomas Jefferson, John Marshall, and the Epic Struggle to Create a United States

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by James F. Simon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0684848716

ISBN-13: 9780684848716

Pub. Date: 02/25/2003

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

The bitter and protracted struggle between President Thomas Jefferson and Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall defined the basic constitutional relationship between the executive and judicial branches of government. More than one hundred fifty years later, their clashes still reverberate in constitutional debates and political battles.

In this dramatic and

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The bitter and protracted struggle between President Thomas Jefferson and Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall defined the basic constitutional relationship between the executive and judicial branches of government. More than one hundred fifty years later, their clashes still reverberate in constitutional debates and political battles.

In this dramatic and fully accessible account of these titans of the early republic and their fiercely held ideas, James F. Simon brings to life the early history of the nation and sheds new light on the highly charged battle to balance the powers of the federal government and the rights of the states. A fascinating look at two of the nation's greatest statesmen and shrewdest politicians, What Kind of Nation presents a cogent, unbiased assessment of their lasting impact on American government.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780684848716
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Publication date:
02/25/2003
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
763,144
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.44(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

PROLOGUE

  1. "Swindling Propositions"
  2. "The Reign of Witches"
  3. A Sense of Duty
  4. Defending the President
  5. Prelude to a Revolution
  6. "The Fangs of Jefferson"
  7. "The Least Dangerous" Branch
  8. Mr. Marbury's Missing Commission
  9. A "Bungling Way" to Remove Judges
  10. Treason Against the United States
  11. Final Battles

EPILOGUE

SOURCE NOTES

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

INDEX

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What Kind of Nation: Thomas Jefferson, John Marshall, and the Epic Struggle to Create a United States 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book had wonderful insight, detailing how the Supreme Court redefined how America works today.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
'What Kind of Nation' takes me back to one of the greatest periods in the American history: the Jefferson administration vs. the Marshall court, a battle I believe was needed to improve our tripartite government. This great and easy-to-read book gives us a vivid picture of what was taking place inside of the Highest Court with some of the most fascinating arguments of all time by Daniel Webster, and within the Jeffersonian. 'What kind of Nation' is a good reference for those who would like to know how the united States get here.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just want to point out that he is a law professor at New York Law School, located in Tribeca, NOT at NYU! How frustrating!