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Allegiance, Dual Citizenship, and the Ethnic Influence on U.S. Foreign Policy  

David Brundage

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Aug 2016
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Jan 2014
Following a discussion of what some scholars have seen as “divided loyalties” among immigrants, this article surveys the history of the ethnic influence on U.S. foreign policy from the ... More

The Democratic Moment: The Revolution and Popular Politics  

Ray Raphael

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Dec 2012
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Dec 2012
Direct democracy was practiced within town meetings in colonial New England, driven by four overarching principles. First, citizens had a political voice as members of a specific ... More

The Empire That Britain Kept  

Eliga H. Gould

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Dec 2012
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Dec 2012
William Augustus Bowles was a loyalist soldier during the American Revolution who also acted as an agent for the British governor of the Bahamas. Had events gone his way, he could have ... More

The Impact of the War on British Politics  

Harry T. Dickinson

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Dec 2012
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Dec 2012
The length, extent, and scale of the American Revolution had a profound impact on political developments across the British Isles. Britain was forced to send the largest army ever to cross ... More

Independence before and during the Revolution  

Benjamin H. Irvin

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Dec 2012
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Dec 2012
Historians of the American Revolution have long argued that American colonists were late and reluctant to sever ties with Britain. They characterized American independence as a natural and ... More

A More Perfect Union: The Framing and Ratification of the Constitution  

Max M. Edling

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Dec 2012
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Dec 2012
James Madison, the chief architect of the United States Constitution, drafted an introduction to notes from the proceedings of the 1787 Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, ... More

Political Protest and the World of Goods  

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

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Dec 2012
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Dec 2012
This chapter examines the relationship between the political protests that led to the American Revolution and the commercial expansion which stimulated the production and marketing of ... More

Rights  

Eric Slauter

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Dec 2012
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Dec 2012
The American Revolution took place during the latter part of a century of development in thinking about rights. Between the English Revolution of 1688–1689 and the French Revolution of ... More

The Struggle Within: Colonial Politics on the Eve of Independence  

Michael A. McDonnell

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Dec 2012
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Dec 2012
In a book first printed in 1775, a young Englishman named Andrew Burnaby argued that the British colonies were too divided to act independently of Britain. His views were confirmed by ... More

The Trials of the Confederation  

Terry Bouton

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Dec 2012
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Dec 2012
When delegates met at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the summer of 1787, they all agreed that democracy was ruining America, and believed that the nation ... More

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