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Constitutional interpretation and nation building: The Territorial clause and the Foraker Act, 1787–1900
This project explores the relationship between constitutional interpretation and acquisition and governance of territories during the nineteenth century. This project explores how Congress, the Supreme Court and the Executive branch constructed the constitution in order to justify various imperialist nation-building endeavors. In the process, this project explores questions of citizenship, race, constitutional interpretation, and nation building.
Political science|Law|American history
Venator Santiago, Charles Robert, "Constitutional interpretation and nation building: The Territorial clause and the Foraker Act, 1787–1900" (2002). Doctoral Dissertations Available from Proquest. AAI3068599.