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 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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