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An Impotent Congress

Max. M Edling

in A Revolution in Favor of Government: Origins of the U.S. Constitution and the Making of the American State

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195148701
eISBN:
9780199835096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195148703.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 5 and the corresponding Ch. 10 in Part Three of the book provide background accounts of political development in the USA from the American War of Independence to the Philadelphia Convention, ... More


New Nation and Aged Patriarch

Edwin S. Gaustad

in Benjamin Franklin

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195305357
eISBN:
9780199850662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305357.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

In 1784, Franklin published a brief guide, Information to Those Who Would Remove to America. Here, he offered helpful advice and hinted his own view of the essence of the American experiment. He ... More


Foreign Affairs and War

Michael W. McConnell

in The President Who Would Not Be King: Executive Power under the Constitution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691207520
eISBN:
9780691211992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691207520.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter reviews the king's powers of peace and war as of 1787, which included the power to make war, declare war, command troops and the Navy during war, summon and employ the militia, and erect ... More


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