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The Creation Of American Law - Jude M. Pfister (Paperback)

John Jay, Oliver Ellsworth And The 1790s Supreme Court

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With the Constitutional Convention in 1787, America was set on a course to develop a unique system of law with roots in the English common law tradition. This new system, its foundations in Article III of the Constitution, called for a national judiciary headed by a supreme court--which first met in 1790.

This book serves as a history of America's national law with a look at those--such as John Jay (the first Chief), James Iredell, Bushrod Washington and James Wilson--who set in motion not only the new Supreme Court, but also the new federal judiciary. These Founders displayed great dexterity in maneuvering through the fraught political landscape of the 1790s.

Product Details

Barcode
9781476669083
Department
Books
Released
6 Nov 2018
Supply Source
USA

Book

Author
Jude M. Pfister
Subtitle
John Jay, Oliver Ellsworth and the 1790s Supreme Court
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
McFarland Publishing
Language
English
Number of Pages
240
Dimensions
229 x 152 x 12mm (229g)

Annotation

"With the Constitutional Convention in 1787, America was set to develop a unique system of law. This new system called for a national judiciary headed by a supreme court. This book serves as a history of America's national law with a look at those who set in motion the new Supreme Court and the new federal judiciary"--

Summary

With the Constitutional Convention in 1787, America was set on a course to develop a unique system of law with roots in the English common law tradition. This new system, its foundations in Article III of the Constitution, called for a national judiciary headed by a supreme court—which first met in 1790. This book serves as a history of America’s national law with a look at those—such as John Jay (the first Chief), James Iredell, Bushrod Washington and James Wilson—who set in motion not only the new Supreme Court, but also the new federal judiciary. These Founders displayed great dexterity in maneuvering through the fraught political landscape of the 1790s.

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General Subject
History/American
BISAC Subject 1
History / United States / Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)
BIC Classification 1
Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900
BIC Classification 2
History of the Americas
Library Subject 1
Constitutional history - United States
Library Subject 2
United States - History
Dewey Classification
973

Author Bio

Jude M. Pfister is a public historian working for the National Park Service in Morristown, New Jersey, with experience in many of the most important historic sites in the U.S.