What kind of nation : Thomas Jefferson, John Marshall, and the epic struggle to create a United States /
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- New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2002.
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- What kind of nation : Thomas Jefferson, John Marshall, and the epic struggle to create a United States / James F. Simon.
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- Simon, James F.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2002
"What Kind of Nation is an account of the bitter and protracted struggle between two titans of the early republic over the power of the presidency and the independence of the judiciary. The clash between fellow Virginians (and second cousins) Thomas Jefferson and John Marshall remains the most decisive confrontation between a president and a chief justice in American history. Fought in private as well as in full public view, their struggle defined basic constitutional relationships in the early days of the republic and resonates still in debates over the role of the federal government vis-a-vis the states and the authority of the Supreme Court to interpret laws." "More than 150 years after Jefferson's and Marshall's deaths, their words and achievements still reverberate in constitutional debate and political battle. What Kind of Nation is a dramatic rendering of a bitter struggle between two shrewd politicians and powerful statesmen that helped create a United States."--Jacket.
- Physical Description:
348 pages ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-325) and index.
Table of Contents
- "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.