The Great Decision



The Great Decision In 1800, the United States teetered on the brink of a second revolution The presidential election between Adams and Jefferson was a bitterly contested tie, and the government neared collapse The Supreme Court had no clear purpose or power no one had even thought to build it a courtroom in the new capital city When Adams sought to prolong his policies in defiance of the electorate by packing the courts, the fine words of the new Constitution could do nothing to stop him It would take a man to make those words good, and America found him in John Marshall The Great Decision tells the riveting story of Marshall and of the landmark court case, Marbury v Madison, through which he empowered the Supreme Court and transformed the idea of the separation of powers into a working blueprint for our modern state Rich in atmospheric detail, political intrigue, and fascinating characters, The Great Decision is an illuminating tale of America s formative years and of the evolution of our democracy. Best Read The Great Decision by Cliff Sloan For Kindle ePUB or eBook – heartforum.co.uk

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  • Hardcover
  • 258 pages
  • The Great Decision
  • Cliff Sloan
  • English
  • 03 August 2019
  • 1586484265

10 thoughts on “The Great Decision

  1. Aaron Million says:

    This is a fairly short, narrowly focused book concerning the precedent setting Supreme Court decision Marbury vs Madison The authors provide a solid lead up to the event, setting the stage for the political environment at the beginning of 19th century Washington, D.C Adequate introductions are given for all of the major participants And the decision is included as an Appendix at the end of the text.Chief Justice John Marshall is the main character here, but the real issue is the still weak a This is a fairly short, narrowly focused book concerning the precedent setting Supreme Court decision Marbury vs Madison The authors provide a solid lead up to the event, setting the stage for the political environment at the beginning of 19th century Washington, D.C Adequate introductions are given for all of the major participants And the decision is included as an Appendix at the end of the text.Chief Justice John Marshall is the main character here, but the real issue is the still weak and as yet largely undefined powers of the Supreme Court Constitutionally speaking, it was designed to be the third, equal branch of the federal government But in reality, it was by far the least important of the three branches, and was thought so little o...

  2. Mahlon says:

    The authors of The Great Decision contend that the written decision of Marbury v Madison is almost as important as The Declaration of Independence and Constitution when it comes to solidifying our country s ideals, and they make a compelling case as to why Many Americans may remember that Marbury established the principal of judicial review, which meant that the Supreme Court can declare an act of Congress or the Executive branch unconstitutional Some may also recall that it was the appointme The authors of The Great Decision contend that the written decision of Marbury v Madison is almost as important as The Declaration of Independence and Constitution when it comes to solidifying our country s ideals, and they make a compelling case as to why Many Americans may remember that Marbury established the principal of judicial review, which meant that the Supreme Court can declare an act of Congress or the Executive branch unconstitutional Some may also recall that it was the appointment of several midnight justices by outgoing President John Adams that touched off the crisis However, I d venture to guess that very few are familiar with the facts surrounding the case, or the details of the life of the plaintiff William Marbury In addition to providing biographical sketches of all the major players connected to the case, the authors also do a very good job of describing th...

  3. Judy says:

    A fascinating look at the importance of the Marbury v Madison decision by the Supreme Court in 1803 In the Marbury decision, John Marshall, the fourth Chief Justice, carved out a position of power for the then rather feeble Supreme Court by claiming the power of judicial review for that body which helped to define the boundaries between the three branches of government In setting the background for the decision, the authors give a general history of the early Supreme Court, the attempt by Joh A fascinating look at the importance of the Marbury v Madison decision by the Supreme Court in 1803 In the Marbury decision, John Marshall, the fourth Chief Justice, carved out a position of power for the then rather feeble Supreme Court by claiming the power of judicial review for that body which helped to define the boundaries between the three branches of government In setting the background for the decision, the authors give a general history of the...

  4. Terry says:

    I liked this book and thought the authors were skillful in making an otherwise dry topic interesting and compelling There are some flaws in the book, however, which caused me to rate it with only three stars.On the plus side, the authors did a lot of primary research from the leading political papers at that time, which helps the reader keep a pulse on the rivalry and political infighting of the time The polarizing politics of our modern era almost pale in comparison to the early 19th century I liked this book and thought the authors were skillful in making an otherwise dry topic interesting and compelling There are some flaws in the book, however, which caused me to rate it with only three stars.On the plus side, the authors did a lot of primary research from the leading political papers at that time, which helps the reader keep a pulse on the rivalry and political infighting of the time The polarizing politics of our modern era almost pale in comparison to the early 19th century As the authors point out, the newspapers at that time, such as the Federalist Gazette and the Aurora, were openl...

  5. Jean says:

    The 1800 elections unveiled a schism in the body politic for the first time in U.S history The battle of the two party systems begins with this election In the final days of John Adam s presidency, he tried to appoint as many Federalist as possible to position established in legislation passed by the outgoing Federalist majority Congress He had recently appointed John Marshall as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court when John Jay refused to take the job again A handful of commissions for just The 1800 elections unveiled a schism in the body politic for the first time in U.S history The battle of the two party systems begins with this election In the final days of John Adam s presidency, he tried to appoint as many Federalist as possible to position established in legislation passed by the outgoing Federalist majority Congress He had recently appointed John Marshall as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court when John Jay refused to take the job again A handful of commissions for justice of the peace remained undelivered when incoming Democratic Republican President Thomas Jefferson took office Jefferson ordered his Secretary of State, James Madison, not to deliver them A disgruntled ...

  6. Aaron says:

    This was an interesting book about how the Supreme Court arrived at its current position with the powers and limitations we take for granted It s always fascinating to read about the political inbreeding of those first few decades of our country a few dozen men onl...

  7. Frank D says:

    In the course of Mathew Whitaker becoming acting Attorney General op Ed pieces cited his opinion that Marbury vs Madison was decided incorrectly, or that he believes the Supreme Court cannot judge the constitutionality of the acts of the other branches of government Well I found this excellent book to capture what that case was about This book lays out the politics of the time between 1800 1804, and the personal hatreds, the one between Chief Justice John Marshall and President Thomas Jefferso In the course of Mathew Whitaker becoming acting Attorney General op Ed pieces cited his opinion that Marbury vs Madison was decided incorrectly, or that he believes the Supreme Court cannot judge the constitutionality of the acts of the other branches of government Well I found this excellent book to capture what that case was about This book lays out the politics of the time between 1800 1804, and the personal hatreds, the one between Chief Justice John Marshall and Pre...

  8. John Deardurff says:

    The story behind the case that gave power to the Supreme Court and making it an equal part of the governement with Congress and the President Marbury v Madison set the precedent of judicial review , but also established the United States as a nation of laws I completely enjoyed reading this book when it was published in 2009 With the current headlines discussing the authority of judges, I felt it was time to re visit this history book that could be placed in the political thriller section o The story behind the case that gave power to the Supreme Court and making it an equal part of the governement with Congress and the President Marbury v Madison set the precedent of judicial review , but also established the United States as a nation of laws I completely enjoyed reading this book when it was published in 2009 With the current headlines di...

  9. Stephen P says:

    An interesting history of the earlier years of the United States Supreme Court, culminating in the Marbury v Madison decision that established judicial review Reading this in a era when the the Supreme Court holds such a prominent position in public life, it is interesting to see how little regard in which it was held in the formative days of the republic and how, under the leadership of Chief Justice John Marshal, it came to hold such a prominent place in public policy and in the check on th An interesting history of the earlier years of the United States Supreme Court, culminating in the Marbury v Madison decision that established judicial review Reading this in a era when the the Supreme Court holds such a prominent position in public life, it is interesting to see how little regard in which it was held in the formative days of the republic and how, under the leadership of Chief Justice John Marshal, it came ...

  10. Doug Ebeling says:

    This is a full exploration of the famous Marbury v Madison case that fully established the Judiciary as the third branch of our government with final authority on interpretation of the U.S Constitution.It can get a bit dry and was a bit of a s...

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