What Kind of Nation: Thomas Jefferson, John Marshall, and the Epic Struggle to Create a United States
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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Review: What Kind of Nation: Thomas Jefferson, John Marshall, and the Epic Struggle to Create a United StatesUser Review - Mike Hankins - Goodreads
The history of the United States has been marked by continual debate about the nature of the country itself. Present day debates about the size and role of the federal government are in many ways ... Read full review
Review: What Kind of Nation: Thomas Jefferson, John Marshall, and the Epic Struggle to Create a United StatesUser Review - Jim Dilmore - Goodreads
If you think our current political climate is toxic, read this. It shows Marshall at his best and Jefferson at his most petulant. It also shows Jefferson at his most subtle and insightful political best. Read full review
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