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The Soul of Government: Creating an American Fiscal Regime

Max M. Edling

in A Hercules in the Cradle: War, Money, and the American State, 1783-1867

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226181578
eISBN:
9780226181608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226181608.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In the years after the War of Independence the United States was in dire financial straits. The attempt to service the public debt run up during the war generated much hardship but little money to ... More


“Strange Contradictions”: The People Confront Status Distinction

Kathleen Bartoloni-Tuazon

in For Fear of an Elective King: George Washington and the Presidential Title Controversy of 1789

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452987
eISBN:
9780801471919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452987.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines the public phase of the presidential title debate that caught fire during the summer and fall of 1789. The controversy surrounding a presidential title sparked strong public ... More


Legislation: Implementing the Constitution

Max M. Edling

in Perfecting the Union: National and State Authority in the US Constitution

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197534717
eISBN:
9780197534748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197534717.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Legal History

The first federal Congresses implemented the US Constitution by turning the constitutional text into the policies and institutions of the federal government. Under the Washington administration ... More


Protecting the Presidency: A Republican Dilemma

Kathleen Bartoloni-Tuazon

in For Fear of an Elective King: George Washington and the Presidential Title Controversy of 1789

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452987
eISBN:
9780801471919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452987.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines how different attitudes about the vigor of the presidency created a republican dilemma for Congress and the American people as they tried to find the best way to ensure ... More


Roger Sherman and the New National Government

Mark David Hall

in Roger Sherman and the Creation of the American Republic

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199929849
eISBN:
9780199980574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199929849.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Sherman was elected to the House of Representatives for the first federal Congress, and in 1791 he was appointed to the U.S. Senate. He made important contributions in debates over representation, ... More


So Immense a Power in the Affairs of War: The Restoration of Public Credit

Max M. Edling

in A Hercules in the Cradle: War, Money, and the American State, 1783-1867

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226181578
eISBN:
9780226181608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226181608.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In the modern era public credit is essential to governments’ ability to finance extraordinary expenses such as war. The newly independent United States had so mismanaged its loans that it had earned ... More


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