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The Great Decision: Jefferson, Adams, Marshall, and the Battle for the Supreme Court

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In 1800, the United States teetered on the brink of a second revolution. The presidential election between Adams and Jefferson was a bitterly contested tie, and the government neared collapse. The Supreme Court had no clear purpose or power- no one had even thought to build it a courtroom in the new capital city. When Adams sought to prolong his policies in defiance of the electorate by packing the courts, the fine words of the new Constitution could do nothing to stop him. It would take a man to make those words good, and ...

The Great Decision: Jefferson, Adams, Marshall, and the Battle for the Supreme Court 2010, ReadHowYouWant

ISBN-13: 9781458758941

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