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Since the nineteenth century, Americans have worked consistently to liberate their national government from the Constitutional constraints placed on it by Madison and his colleagues. This effort has transformed the United States from a federated republic in which local communities governed themselves into a modern managerial nation-state that is governed from the center. In this article, Dr. Guy Chet argues that the key to this transformation – of the Constitution and of the United States – was the Fourteenth Amendment.
United States Constitution, 14th Amendment, federalism
Constitutional Law | Law
Chet, Guy, "The Fourteenth Amendment and the Heart of the Constitution" (2021). SLU Law Journal Online. 70.