Without Precedent: Chief Justice John Marshall And His Times
- Politics & Law, American History
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America’s Supreme founder
No member of America’s Founding Generation had a greater impact on the Constitution and the Supreme Court than John Marshall. From the nation’s founding in 1776 and for the next forty years, Marshall was at the center of every political battle. As America’s longest-serving Chief Justice, he established the independence of the judiciary and the supremacy of the federal Constitution and courts. As the leading Federalist in Virginia, he rivaled his cousin Thomas Jefferson in influence. And as a diplomat and secretary of state, he defended American sovereignty.
This is the astonishing story of how a rough-cut frontiersman invented himself as one of the nation's preeminent politicians—and reinvented the Constitution to forge a stronger nation.
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|Release Date:||February 20, 2018|