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Constitution in Congress The Jeffersonians, 1801-1829

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ISBN-10: 0226131173

ISBN-13: 9780226131177

Edition: 2001

Authors: David P. Currie

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Because of the judicial branch's tremendous success in reviewing legislative and executive action in the United States, legal scholars have traditionally looked only to the courts for guidance in interpreting the Constitution. This, the second book in David P. Currie's multivolume series, looks to the legislative and executive branches for insights into the development of constitutional interpretation. Currie examines the period of Republican hegemony from the inauguration of Thomas Jefferson in 1801 to the election of Andrew Jackson in 1829. During this time of great leadership and controversy, many benchmark issues—the abolition of the new Circuit Courts, the Louisiana Purchase, the Burr conspiracy, the War of 1812, the Monroe Doctrine, and the Missouri Compromise, among others—were debated and decided almost exclusively in the legislative and executive arenas. With its uniquely legal perspective and comprehensive coverage, The Constitution in Congress illustrates how the executive and legislative branches matched the Supreme Court in putting flesh and blood onto the skeleton of the Constitution.
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Book details

List price: $72.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 5/1/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 400
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

David P. Currie (1936-2007) was the Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor of Law at the University of Chicago. He is the author of four volumes in the Constitution in Congress series and the award-winning two-volume history The Constitution in the Supreme Court.

Preface
Abbreviations and Shortened Titles
President Jefferson, 1801-1809
The Most Endangered Branch
The Twelfth Amendment
Housekeeping
Expansion
Enemies at Home and Abroad
Madison, Monroe, and John Quincy Adams, 1809-1829
War
Rumors of War
States
The American System
More about Congressional Powers
Ultimate Questions Conclusion
Appendix: The Constitution of the United States
Index