Keeping the Republic: Ideology and Early American Diplomacy

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How did the ideology that inspired the American Revolution and the U.S. Constitution translate into foreign policy? John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and Alexander Hamilton each struggled with this question as they encountered foreign powers. The French Revolution, the purchase of the Louisiana Territory, and the illegal seizures of U.S. ships and sailors on the high seas all brought diplomatic challenges. In the process of developing foreign policy, the founding generation refined the meaning of republicanism. ...

Keeping the Republic: Ideology and Early American Diplomacy 2004, Northern Illinois University Press

ISBN-13: 9780875803265

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