James Madison and John Marshall: The Constitutional Foundation for Order and Liberty University of Delaware Summer Institute, August 3 8, 2003 Professor Richard Ellis



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James Madison and John Marshall:

The Constitutional Foundation for Order and Liberty
University of Delaware

Summer Institute, August 3 - 8, 2003

Professor Richard Ellis

Monday, August 4th Basic Documents



  • “The Declaration of Independence,” “The Articles of Confederation” and “The Constitution of the United States” in Melvin Urofsky and Paul Finkelman, A March of Liberty, Vol. I, in the Appendix

Tuesday, August 5th The Movement for the U.S. Constitution



  • Urofsky and Finkelman, A March of Liberty, Vol I, chapters 1 – 6 (especially chapts 4 – 6)

  • Jack Rakove, James Madison and the Creation of the American Republic, chapters 1 – 7

  • Kermit L. Hall (ed.), Major Problems in American Constitutional History, chapters 4 - 5

Wednesday, August 6th Launching the New Government



  • Urofsky and Finkelman, A March of Liberty, I, chapt 7

  • Rakove, James Madison, chapters 8 – 12

  • Hall (ed.) Major Problems in American Constitutional History, chapter 6

Thursday, August 7th The Marshall Court



  • Urofsky and Finkelman, A March of Liberty, I, chapts 8, 10 – 12

  • Rakove, Madison, chapters 13 – 16

  • William E. Nelson, Marbury v. Madison: The Origins and Legacy of Judicial Review

  • Hall (ed.), Major Problems in American Constitutional History, chapter 7

  • R. Kent Niesmyer, The Supreme Court under Marshall and Taney, chapters 1 - 3

Friday, August 8th Jacksonian Democracy and the Constitution



  • Urofsky and Finkelman, A March of Liberty, Vol. I, chapters 14 – 15

  • Hall, Major Problems in American Constitutional History, I, chapters 8 – 9

  • Richard E. Ellis, The Union at Risk: Jacksonian Democracy, States Rights and the Nullification Crisis



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