Republicanism in Virginia and the Constitution of 1776
Hochman, Steven Harold, Corcoran Department of History, University of Virginia
Abbot, William W., Department of History, University of Virginia
Peterson, Merrill D., University of Virginia
The genesis of Virginia's Constitution of 1776 and its remarkable ability both to generate and to endure dissent are the subjects which will be investigated in this essay. This paper explores attitudes about independence in Virginia during 1776, and how it worked to determine a new structure of government.
MA (Master of Arts)
Constitutional history -- Virginia, Virginia -- Politics and government -- 1775-1865
Digitization of this thesis was made possible by a generous grant from the Jefferson Trust, 2015.
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