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

Label
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
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
  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • Marshall, John
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Presidents
  • Constitutional history
  • Federal government
  • Separation of powers
Label
The failure of the founding fathers : Jefferson, Marshall, and the rise of presidential democracy, Bruce Ackerman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 pages
Isbn
9780674018662
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005047034
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780674018662
System control number
(OCoLC)58919429
Label
The failure of the founding fathers : Jefferson, Marshall, and the rise of presidential democracy, Bruce Ackerman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 pages
Isbn
9780674018662
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005047034
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780674018662
System control number
(OCoLC)58919429

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