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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Im still reading this book and I am finding it a worthy read. The author is very blunt with no sugarcoating. Interesting how history repeats itself. The information is righton as it matches up with my book on Jeffersons Writings. A must read for Americans. Read full review
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With John Adams ever so popular right now, why not take a look at what some of his contemporaries were doing to "create a United States"? ... Read full review
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What Kind of Nation: Thomas Jefferson, John Marshall, and the Epic Stru
James F. Simon
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