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.
0615: Political science
0337: American history
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Social sciences; Constitutional interpretation; Foraker Act; Imperialism; Nation-building; Puerto Rico; Territorial clause
Constitutional interpretation and nation building: The Territorial clause and the Foraker Act, 1787–1900
Venator Santiago, Charles Robert
DAI-A 63/10, Dissertation Abstracts International
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University of Massachusetts Amherst
United States -- Massachusetts
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