The Constitution in Congress [electronic resource] : descent into the maelstrom, 1829-1861 / David P. Currie.
- Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2005.
1 online resource (344 p.)
- United States. Congress -- History.
Constitutional history -- United States.
Law -- United States -- History.
Legislative power -- United States -- History.
Executive power -- United States -- History.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1815-1861.
- Electronic books.
- This acclaimed series serves as a biography of the U.S. Constitution, offering an indispensable survey of the congressional history behind its development. In a rare examination of the role that both the legislative and executive branches have played in the development of constitutional interpretation, The Constitution in Congress shows how the actions and proceedings of these branches reveal perhaps even more about constitutional disputes than Supreme Court decisions of the time.The centerpiece for the fourth volume in this series is the great debate over slavery and how thi
- The great petition fight
South Carolina, Arkansas, and Liberia
Around the pole
The great Southwest
Mr. Wilmot's proviso
Mr. Clay's compromise
The slippery slope
The winter of our discontent.
- Includes index.
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