What Kind of Nation

What Kind of Nation

Thomas Jefferson, John Marshall, and the Epic Struggle to Create A United States

Book - 2002
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Baker & Taylor
A re-creation of the battle between a President and a Chief Justice reveals how John Marshall's view that a strong federal government and an independent judiciary provide the best protection for the Constitution and the people still exists today.

Simon and 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 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.

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2002
ISBN: 9780684848716
Characteristics: 348 p. ; 24 cm


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