Andrew Jackson and the Constitution

Gerard Magliocca talked about his book Andrew Jackson and the Constitution: The Rise and Fall of Generational Regimes, published by… read more

Gerard Magliocca talked about his book Andrew Jackson and the Constitution: The Rise and Fall of Generational Regimes, published by University Press of Kansas. He described the differences in political and constitutional reinterpretations that arise when a new generation gains control of the government. Using the Jacksonian era as a model he contended that political and constitutional understandings are cyclical, based on roughly thirty-year intervals. He argued that this reinforces the notion that the U.S. Constitution is a living document. After his presentation he responded to audience members' questions. close

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  • Gerard N. Magliocca Associate Professor Indiana University at Indianapolis->School of Law
  • Maeva Marcus Director George Washington University Law School->Institute for Constitutional History

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Andrew Jackson and the Constitution

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Program ID:
197492-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 22, 2007 | 8:28am EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Jul 09, 2007 | 6:59am EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • Apr 22, 2007 | 8:28am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 09, 2007 | 6:59am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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