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The Resource The failure of the founding fathers : Jefferson, Marshall, and the rise of presidential democracy, Bruce Ackerman

The failure of the founding fathers : Jefferson, Marshall, and the rise of presidential democracy, Bruce Ackerman

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The failure of the founding fathers : Jefferson, Marshall, and the rise of presidential democracy
Title
The failure of the founding fathers
Title remainder
Jefferson, Marshall, and the rise of presidential democracy
Statement of responsibility
Bruce Ackerman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Describes previously unknown aspects of the electoral college crisis of 1800, presenting a revised understanding ofthe early days of two great institutions that continue to have a major impact on American history: the plebiscitarian presidency and a Supreme Court that struggles to put the presidency's claims of a popular mandate into constitutional perspective. Through close studies of two Supreme Court cases, Ackerman shows how the court integrated Federalist and Republican themes into the living Constitution of the early republic. The ink was barely dry on the Constitution when it was almost destroyed by the rise of political parties in the United States. As Bruce Ackerman shows, the Framers had not anticipated the two-party system, and when Republicans battled Federalists for the presidency in1800, the rules laid down by the Constitution exacerbated the crisis. [Publisher web site]
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ackerman, Bruce A
Dewey number
320.973/09/034
Index
index present
LC call number
E331
LC item number
.A15 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • Marshall, John
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • Constitutional history
  • Federal government
  • Separation of powers
  • Presidentschap
  • Staatsrecht
  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • Marshall, John
  • Präsidiales Regierungssystem
  • Gewaltenteilung
  • USA
  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • Marshall, John
  • United States
  • Constitutional history
  • Federal government
  • Political science
  • Presidents
  • Separation of powers
  • United States
Label
The failure of the founding fathers : Jefferson, Marshall, and the rise of presidential democracy, Bruce Ackerman
Link
http://www.h-net.org/review/hrev-a0e8m8-aa
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1: The people's president -- American on the brink -- The original misunderstanding -- John Marshall for president -- Jefferson counts himself in -- On the brink -- What went right? -- 2: The people and the court -- Constitutional brinksmanship -- Federalist counterattack -- Republican triumph -- Marbury v. Stuart -- Presidential purge -- Synthesis -- Reverberations -- Documents: Horatius's presidential knot -- Judge Bassett's protest
Control code
ocm58919429
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
384 p.
Isbn
9780674018662
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005047034
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o58919429
  • (OCoLC)58919429
Label
The failure of the founding fathers : Jefferson, Marshall, and the rise of presidential democracy, Bruce Ackerman
Link
http://www.h-net.org/review/hrev-a0e8m8-aa
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1: The people's president -- American on the brink -- The original misunderstanding -- John Marshall for president -- Jefferson counts himself in -- On the brink -- What went right? -- 2: The people and the court -- Constitutional brinksmanship -- Federalist counterattack -- Republican triumph -- Marbury v. Stuart -- Presidential purge -- Synthesis -- Reverberations -- Documents: Horatius's presidential knot -- Judge Bassett's protest
Control code
ocm58919429
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
384 p.
Isbn
9780674018662
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005047034
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o58919429
  • (OCoLC)58919429

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