By Michael Anderson
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A respectfully written and illustrated survey of Thomas Jefferson, Anderson's quantity delves into the heritage and accomplishments of a founding father in the course of the slavery period. photographs and sketches brighten up the dialogue of Jefferson's courting with ladies, relatively daughter Patsy, pal Maria Cosway, and slave Sally Hemings. A map on p. fifty two illustrates the knowledge of the Louisiana buy and Lewis and Clark's exploration of Oregon, whereas the reason of celebration formation on p. forty four does little to remedy the that means of "Republican," "Federalist," and "Democrat"—a chart of alterations might were extra worthwhile. Glossing competently explains pivotal phrases, resembling primogeniture, slander, Articles of Confederation, and dissension. a few flaws comprise the caption on p. 15 which makes no sense—there isn't any backyard within the photograph; the circulation from p. 22 to p. 24 obscures a profound element of U.S. citizenship; and bankruptcy five is lacking a photograph of Jefferson's horticultural tasks and a portrayal of his admire for the yank farmer. total, Anderson's textual content covers an excessive amount of of the milieu and never adequate of the presidency, specifically memorable aphorisms and effect on federal files.
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The exigencies of the nation may require, that the treasure raised in the north should be transported to the south, that raised in the east, conveyed to the west, or that this order should be reversed. ” Having a national bank whose notes would be accepted throughout the country would make it much easier—convenient—to carry out these national goals. Like Marbury, McCulloch was a unanimous opinion. The Second Bank of the United States operated for a decade but remained controversial in politics.
Madison, 1803 would be legislated out of oﬃce, if the majority requisite to a direct removal by impeachment, or the legislative address, could not be had; and this check, instead of producing the salutary eﬀect expected from it, would rend the government in pieces. But suppose that a struggle would not produce consequences so disastrous, still the soundness of any construction which would bring one organ of the government into collision with another, is to be more than suspected; for where collision occurs, it is evident the machine is working in a way the framers of it did not intend.
Maryland, 1819 after the courts have upheld their convictions (as Thomas Jefferson did). Departmentalism is more controversial in other settings. Suppose one president signs a statute that his successor believes to be unconstitutional. Can the president simply refuse to enforce the statute—even if Congress remains convinced that the statute is constitutional? That is a formula for serious tension between the president and Congress. Most presidents have asserted the departmentalist position in this setting, but have been cautious about how aggressively to pursue it.
Thomas Jefferson (Pivotal Presidents: Profiles in Leadership) by Michael Anderson