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The Great Decision

Jefferson, Adams, Marshall, and the Battle for the Supreme Court

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The Great Decision by Cliff Sloan
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Following the bitterly contested election between Adams and Jefferson in 1800, the United States teetered on the brink of a second revolution. When Adams sought to prolong his policies in defiance of the electorate by packing the courts, it became evident that the new Constitution was limited in its powers. Change was in order and John Marshall stepped up to the challenge. The Great Decision tells the riveting story of Marshall and of the landmark court case, Marbury v. Madison, through which he empowered the Supreme Court and transformed the idea of the separation of powers into a working blueprint for our modern state. Rich in atmospheric detail, political intrigue, and fascinating characters, The Great Decision is an illuminating tale of Americas formative years and the evolution of our democracy.

Author Biography

Cliff Sloan is a former Supreme Court clerk. He has written about the Supreme Court for many publications, including Newsweek, The Washington Post, and Slate. David McKean is a Top-level Senate aide, a veteran political strategist, and the author of Friends in High Places and Tommy the Cork.
Release date Australia
March 2nd, 2010
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
16 pp. b/w photo insert on text
Imprint
PublicAffairs,U.S.
Pages
288
Dimensions
140x210x20
ISBN-13
9781586488055
Product ID
3864654

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