The Failure of the Founding Fathers: Jefferson, Marshall, and the Rise of Presidential Democracy

Sampul Depan
Harvard University Press, 30 Jun 2009 - 400 halaman
Based on seven years of archival research, the book describes previously unknown aspects of the electoral college crisis of 1800, presenting a revised understanding of the 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.

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Ackerman theorizes that the U.S. actually had two constitutions: one written in 1787, and the other in 1800. The first constitution placed emphasis on the Congress, assuming that the country could ... Baca ulasan lengkap

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Great book - But maybe a bit overstated I very much enjoyed "The Failure of the Founding Fathers" by Bruce Ackerman. His research into the contemporary controversies and arguments made during the ... Baca ulasan lengkap


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