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The Structure in Congress sequence has been referred to as nothing lower than a biography of the US Structure for its in-depth examination of the function that the legislative and government branches have performed within the growth of constitutional interpretation. This third quantity within the sequence, the early installments of which handled the Federalist and Jeffersonian eras, continues this examination with the Jacksonian revolution of 1829 and subsequent efforts by Democrats to dismantle Henry Clay’s celebrated “American System” of nationalist economics. David P. Currie covers the political occasions of the interval main as much as the beginning of the Civil Battle, exhibiting how the slavery query, though seldom overtly mentioned within the debates included on this quantity, underlies the Southern insistence on strict interpretation of federal powers.
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The Structure in Congress: Democrats and Whigs can be a useful reference for authorized students and constitutional historians alike.