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America's Jeffersonian Experiment
Remaking State Constitutions, 1820–1850
Laura J. Scalia
"Not only informs the field of political theory but also adds to the existing literature in American constitutional, legal, and political history."—Kermit Hall, Ohio State University
"Fulfills its claim of enriching our 'understanding of the nature and purpose of constitutions.'"—Publius
Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, friends and fellow statesmen, had radically different views about constitutionalism. While Madison worried that frequent amendments would endanger the security of rights, Jefferson recommended subjecting constitutions and their embedded principles to regular popular scrutiny.
(1999) 232 pp.
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