Sidore Lecture Series: Andrew Jackson and Presidential Power by Daniel Feller

The United States Constitution ordained a system of checks and balances within the federal government, but how they would work in practice remained to be seen. Andrew Jackson’s presidency presented the first great test of executive authority, as he stretched his powers in every direction, and came into conflict with the courts, Congress, and even his own Cabinet. In the end, Jackson redefined the nature and limits of presidential power for generations to come.

Daniel Feller is professor of history, distinguished professor in the humanities, and editor and director of The Papers of Andrew Jackson at the University of Tennessee. His books include The Public Lands in Jacksonian Politics and The Jacksonian Promise. Feller has appeared on several popular television broadcasts and was the lead scholar on “Andrew Jackson: Good, Evil, and the Presidency” for PBS.

Date/Time: 
Monday, September 18, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: 
Plymouth State University
114 Main St.
Plymouth, NH 03264
Host: 
Sidore Lecture Series

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