The Eighteenth-Century Anglo-American Constitution and Foreign Affairs

in The Powers of War and Peace

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print October 2005 | ISBN: 9780226960319
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226960333 | DOI:
The Eighteenth-Century Anglo-American Constitution and Foreign Affairs

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This chapter begins the work of locating the Constitution's textual allocation of the foreign affairs power within the legal and political context of Anglo-American government in the eighteenth century. It sets the stage for a more complete discussion of the framing period by examining the treatment of the war and treaty powers in eighteenth-century political thought and in Anglo-American political practice. The chapter then proceeds to explore the relationship between foreign affairs and legislation during the revolutionary and early national periods.

Keywords: foreign affairs power; textual allocation; Constitution; Anglo-American government; treaty powers; legislation

Chapter.  9976 words. 

Subjects: Constitutional and Administrative Law

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