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Thomas Jefferson and Executive Power (Paperback)

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This book examines Thomas Jefferson's attempt to combine respect for a fundamental constitution with the fact that no set of laws can foresee every event. His solution to this problem offers a democratic, yet strong, alternative to the more common, Hamiltonian solution. Jefferson scholars have long written of 'two Jeffersons,' one before he became president and one after he became president. The first was opposed to a strong executive, while the second embraced one out of necessity. This book challenges this account. It presents Jefferson's understanding of executive power, which, though it developed over time, pointed to an executive that was both democratic and powerful.

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Publisher Cambridge Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780521127387
SKU 213272559
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0521127386
Release Date 4/1/2010
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0280
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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