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

ISBN-10: 0684848716
ISBN-13: 9780684848716
Edition: 2003 (Reprint)
Authors: James F. Simon
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Book details

List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 3/10/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

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.

James F. Simon,a former correspondent and contributing editor atTime,is the Martin Professor of Law and Dean Emeritus at New York Law School. The author of several critically acclaimed books, includingThe AntagonistsandThe Center Holds,he lives in West Nyack, New York.

Prologue
"Swindling Propositions"
"The Reign of Witches"
A Sense of Duty
Defending the President
Prelude to a Revolution
"The Fangs of Jefferson"
"The Least Dangerous" Branch
Mr. Marbury's Missing Commission
A "Bungling Way" to Remove Judges
Treason Against the United States
Final Battles
Epilogue
Source Notes
Acknowledgments
Index

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