Andrew Jackson and the Constitution

The Rise and Fall of Generational Regimes

Author: Gerard N. Magliocca

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 186

View: 4999

Focuses on key Supreme Court battles during Jackson's tenure--states' rights, the status of Native Americans and slaves, and many others--to demonstrate how the fights between Jacksonian Democrats and Federalists, and later Republicans, is simply the inevitable--and cyclical--shift in constitutional interpretation that happens from one generation to the next.

Andrew Jackson and the Politics of Martial Law

Nationalism, Civil Liberties, and Partisanship

Author: Matthew Warshauer

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 9781572336247

Category: History

Page: 314

View: 8422

"Lucid and well-researched." --The New Yorker In order to win the famous battle of New Orleans, Andrew Jackson believed that it was necessary to declare martial law and suspend the writ of habeas corpus. In doing so, he achieved both a great victory and the notoriety of being the first American general to ever suspend civil liberties in America. Andrew Jackson and the Politics of Martial Law tells the history of Jackson's use of martial law and how the controversy surrounding it followed him throughout his life. The work engages the age-old controversy over if, when, and who should be able to subvert the Constitution during times of national emergency. It also engages the continuing historical controversy over Jackson's political prowess and the importance of the rise of party politics during the early republic. As such, the book contributes to both the scholarship on Jackson and the legal and constitutional history of the intersection between the military and civilian spheres. To fully understand the history of martial law and the subsequent evolution of a theory of emergency powers, Matthew Warshauer asserts, one must also understand the political history surrounding the discussion of civil liberties and how Jackson's stature as a political figure and his expertise as a politician influenced such debates. Warshauer further explains that Abraham Lincoln cited Jackson's use of the military and suspension of civil liberties as justification for similar decisions during the Civil War. During both Jackson's and Lincoln's use of martial law, critics declared that such an action stood in opposition to both the Constitution and the nation's cherished republican principles of protecting liberty from dangerous power, especially that of the military. Supporters of martial law insisted that saving the nation became the preeminent cause when the republic was endangered. At the heart of such arguments lurked the partisan maneuvering of opposing political parties. Andrew Jackson and the Politics of Martial Law is a powerful examination of the history of martial law, its first use in the United States, and the consequent development of emergency powers for both military commanders and presidents. Matthew Warshauer is associate professor of history at Central Connecticut State University. He is the author of the forthcoming Andrew Jackson: First Men, America's Presidents. His articles have appeared in Tennessee Historical Quarterly, Connecticut History, Louisiana History, and New York History.

Die Washington-Akte


Author: Steve Berry

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3641096316

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 4963

Ein geheimer Code. Ein gnadenloser Agent. Eine unerbittliche Jagd. Als Geheimagent Cotton Malone in ein New Yorker Hotel bestellt wird, ahnt er nicht, dass er in eine Falle tappt. Nur knapp kann er ein Attentat auf den Präsidenten verhindern und ist plötzlich gefangen in der Verschwörung einer gefährlichen Geheimorganisation. Sie kennt nur ein Ziel: unbegrenzte Macht. Der Schlüssel dazu liegt in einem chiffrierten Dokument aus dem Unabhängigkeitskrieg. Und Malone weiß, dass er es in seinen Besitz bringen muss, um diejenigen aufzuhalten, die zu allem bereit sind. Eine erbarmungslose Jagd durch eine korrupte Welt beginnt ...

The Presidents and the Constitution

A Living History

Author: Ken Gormley

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479839906

Category: History

Page: 672

View: 4970

In this sweepingly ambitious volume, the nation’s foremost experts on the American presidency and the U.S. Constitution join together to tell the intertwined stories of how each American president has confronted and shaped the Constitution. Each occupant of the office—the first president to the forty-fourth—has contributed to the story of the Constitution through the decisions he made and the actions he took as the nation’s chief executive. By examining presidential history through the lens of constitutional conflicts and challenges, The Presidents and the Constitution offers a fresh perspective on how the Constitution has evolved in the hands of individual presidents. It delves into key moments in American history, from Washington’s early battles with Congress to the advent of the national security presidency under George W. Bush and Barack Obama, to reveal the dramatic historical forces that drove these presidents to action. Historians and legal experts, including Richard Ellis, Gary Hart, Stanley Kutler and Kenneth Starr, bring the Constitution to life, and show how the awesome powers of the American presidency have been shapes by the men who were granted them. The book brings to the fore the overarching constitutional themes that span this country’s history and ties together presidencies in a way never before accomplished. Exhaustively researched and compellingly presented, The Presidents and the Constitution shines new light on America’s brilliant constitutional and presidential history.

Andrew Jackson

Author: Megan M. Gunderson

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 161613111X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 6845

The United States president preserves, protects, and defends the U.S. Constitution. Each president's term influences events in America and around the world for years to come. This biography introduces young readers to the life of Andrew Jackson, beginning with his childhood in the Waxhaw settlement in South Carolina. Information about Jackson's early career as a lawyer is discussed. In addition, his family and personal life, as well as his retirement years at the Hermitage, is highlighted. Easy-to-read text details Jackson's military service in the American Revolution, during which he was a British prisoner, in the War of 1812, during which "Old Hickory" won the Battle of New Orleans, and in the First Seminole War, as well as his political career as a participant in the convention to write the Tennessee state constitution, the first Tennessee congressman in the U.S. House of Representatives, a member of the U.S. Senate, a Tennessee Supreme Court judge, and military governor of Florida. Finally, students will explore key events from Democratic president Jackson's administration, including the Indian Removal Act, the Ordinance of Nullification, his opposition to the Bank of the United States, and his censure by the U.S. Senate. Beautiful graphics showcase the primary source documents and photographs. A timeline, fast facts, and sidebars help put essential information at students' fingertips. In addition, a quick-reference chart provides easy access to facts about every U.S. president. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

The Constitution and the American Presidency

Author: Martin L. Fausold,Alan Shank

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791404676

Category: Political Science

Page: 323

View: 9529

In this unusual and provocative volume, historians examine the presidencies of Jefferson, Jackson, Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, F. D. R., and Truman, while political scientists assess the contemporary presidency and suggest a range of reforms, from modest to radical, including fundamental alterations to the balance of power between the presidency and the Congress.

Lincoln's Greatest Case: The River, the Bridge, and the Making of America

Author: Brian McGinty

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 087140785X

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 6870

The untold story of how one sensational trial propelled a self-taught lawyer and a future president into the national spotlight. In May of 1856, the steamboat Effie Afton barreled into a pillar of the Rock Island Bridge, unalterably changing the course of American transportation history. Within a year, long-simmering tensions between powerful steamboat interests and burgeoning railroads exploded, and the nation’s attention, absorbed by the Dred Scott case, was riveted by a new civil trial. Dramatically reenacting the Effie Afton case—from its unlikely inception, complete with a young Abraham Lincoln’s soaring oratory, to the controversial finale—this “masterful” (Christian Science Monitor) account gives us the previously untold story of how one sensational trial propelled a self-taught lawyer and a future president into the national spotlight.

Die Federalist papers

Author: Alexander Hamilton,James Madison,John Jay

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406547546

Category: Constitutional history

Page: 583

View: 8261

Federal Service and the Constitution

The Development of the Public Employment Relationship, Second Edition

Author: David H. Rosenbloom

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 1626161496

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

View: 9358

Conceived during the turbulent period of the late 1960s when ‘rights talk’ was ubiquitous, Federal Service and the Constitution, a landmark study first published in 1971, strove to understand how the rights of federal civil servants had become so differentiated from those of ordinary citizens. Now in a new, second edition, this legal–historical analysis reviews and enlarges its look at the constitutional rights of federal employees from the nation's founding to the present. Thoroughly revised and updated, this highly readable history of the constitutional relationship between federal employees and the government describes how the changing political, administrative, and institutional concepts of what the federal service is or should be are related to the development of constitutional doctrines defining federal employees’ constitutional rights. Developments in society since 1971 have dramatically changed the federal bureaucracy, protecting and expanding employment rights, while at the same time Supreme Court decisions are eroding the special legal status of federal employees. Looking at the current status of these constitutional rights, Rosenbloom concludes by suggesting that recent Supreme Court decisions may reflect a shift to a model based on private sector practices.

Compromise and the Constitution

The Political Thought of Henry Clay

Author: Kimberly C. Shankman

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739100363

Category: Political Science

Page: 129

View: 1382

Kimberly Shankman has written the first full-length study of the political thought of early American statesman Henry Clay. In Compromise and the Constitution, Shankman seeks to understand Clay's approach to republican statesmanship by carefully considering the context in which he developed and articulated his programs and policy prescriptions. Because Clay was policy-oriented and very seldom addressed politics from a theoretical perspective, there has been a tendency to dismiss him as motivated primarily, if not exclusively, by expedience and ambition. Shankman demonstrates, however, that Clay's reticence about first principles was in fact an integral part of his conception of an appropriate republican politics: one based on prudence, interest, and compromise rather than on principle, passion, and adamancy. This book is crucial reading for scholars of American history, early American political thought, and the Constitution.

The Union As It Is

Constitutional Unionism and Sectional Compromise, 1787-1861

Author: Peter B. Knupfer

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 080786255X

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 554

The first scholar to trace the meaning and importance of the idea of political compromise from the founding of the Republic to the onset of the Civil War, Knupfer shows how recurring justifications of sectional compromise reflected common ideas about the way governments were supposed to work. Originally published in 1991. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

The Captain from Connecticut

The Life and Naval Times of Isaac Hull

Author: Linda Maloney

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 1612513239

Category: History

Page: 568

View: 4536

The Captain from Connecticut is the definitive biography of the man who became a national hero as the commander of the USS Constitution in her dramatic victory over HMS Guerriere in the War of 1812. While Isaac Hull’s outstanding seamanship was in evidence throughout his career, Maloney makes the case that it is ironic that he is remembered for his tactical prowess in this famous battle, because he was actually the most pacific of men.

Andrew Jackson

The Making of America #2

Author: Teri Kanefield

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683352955

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 240

View: 1852

Andrew Jackson tells the story of one of our most controversial presidents. Born in the Carolina backwoods, Jackson joined the American Revolutionary War at the age of thirteen. After a reckless youth of gunfights, gambling, and general mischief, he rose to national fame as the general who defeated the British in the Battle of New Orleans. Jackson ran for president as a political outsider, championing the interest of common farmers and frontiersmen. Determined to take down the wealthy, well-educated East Coast “elites,” he pledged to destroy the national bank—which he believed was an engine of corruption serving the interest of bankers and industrialists. A stanch nationalist, he sought to secure and expand the nation’s borders. Believing that “we the people” included white men only, he protected the practice of slavery, and opened new lands for white settlers by pushing the Native people westward. Jackson, a polarizing figure in his era, ignited a populist movement that remains a powerful force in our national politics. About the Series The Making of America series traces the constitutional history of the United States through overlapping biographies of American men and women. The debates that raged when our nation was founded have been argued ever since: How should the Constitution be interpreted? What is the meaning, and where are the limits of personal liberty? What is the proper role of the federal government? Who should be included in “we the people”? Each biography in the series tells the story of an American leader who helped shape the United States of today.

Freedom, Union, and Power

Lincoln and His Party During the Civil War

Author: Michael S. Green

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823222759

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 398

View: 4127

Freedom, Union, and Power analyzes the beliefs of the Republican Party during the Civil War, how those beliefs changed, and what those changes foreshadowed for the future. The party's pre-war ideology of free soil, free labor, free menchanged with the Republican ascent to power in the White House. With Lincoln's election, Republicans faced something new-responsibility for the government. With responsibility came the need to wage a war for the survival of that government, the country, and the party. And with victory in the war came responsibility responsibility for saving the Union-by ending slavery-and for pursuing policies that fit into their belief in a strong, free Union.Michael Green shows how Republicans had to wield federal power to stop a rebellion against freedom and union. Crucial to their use of federal power was their hope of keeping that power-the intersection of policy and politics.

Messages and Papers of the Presidents

Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren

Author: Andrew Jackson

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9781434451705

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 476

View: 8691

Volume 4 in the collected messages and papers of the Presidents, as prepared under the direction of the Joint Committee on Printing, of the House and Senate.

Terrorism and the Constitution

The Post-9/11 Cases

Author: H. L. Pohlman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742560413

Category: Law

Page: 323

View: 360

The conjunction of Islamic fundamentalism, WMD, and terrorism has set the stage for a new form of 'warfare' and ushered in a period of national reflection and debate about the proper balance between national security and the rights of the individual. This book contributes to the ongoing national debate by providing easy access to relevant documents from major post-9/11 cases that highlight central constitutional issues raised by the war on terrorism.