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

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The Failure of the Founding Fathers: Jefferson, Marshall, and the Rise of Presidential Democracy - Ackerman, Bruce A

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 in 1800, the rules laid down by the Constitution exacerbated the crisis. With ...

The Failure of the Founding Fathers: Jefferson, Marshall, and the Rise of Presidential Democracy 2005, Belknap Press, Cambridge, MA

ISBN-13: 9780674018662

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