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To Provide for the General Welfare: A History of the Federal Spending Power

Sky, Theodore

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ISBN 10: 0874137934 / ISBN 13: 9780874137934
Published by Univ of Delaware Pr, 2005
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Green hardcover is in near perfect condition with tight binding and unmarked text. Black-spined dust jacket is likewise very good. Signed presentation copy from author to Leon Despres. 442 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 010893

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Title: To Provide for the General Welfare: A ...

Publisher: Univ of Delaware Pr

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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This book traces the course of the constitutional controversy over the spending power and the role of that power in driving an expansion in federal activity and authority from 1787 forward. Since the founding of the Republic, American statesmen have seen the federal government as a fitting source of tax dollars to finance national improvement and growth, but for decades the consatuation authority for this funding was the subject of fierce and bitter controversy. Some, like Alexander Hamilton, read the Constitution as granting authority to Congress to spend for these purposes. Other, like James Madison, together with Thomas Jefferson, believed that a constitutional amendment was necessary to confer it. The true scope of the constitutional authority given to Congress to lay taxes to provide for the "general welfare of the United States" was a prominent political and legal issue until the Civil War and was not resolved by the Supreme Court until the 1930s.

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Theodore Sky is distinguished lecturer at Columbus School of Law, The Catholic University of America.

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