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

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Simon and Schuster, 10/03/2003 - 352 páginas
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.

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Prologue
15
Treason Against the United States
220
Epilogue
292
Source Notes
303
Acknowledgments
327
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James F. Simon is the Martin Professor of Law and Dean Emeritus at New York Law School. He is the author of seven previous books on American history, law, and politics. His books have won the American Bar Association's Silver Gavel Award and twice been named New York Times Notable Books. He lives with his wife in West Nyack, New York.

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