The Birth of the Nation

Wendel, Thomas
July 1976
National Review;7/23/1976, Vol. 28 Issue 27, p785
The article reflects on the bicentennial celebration of the U.S. Revolution in 1976. It presents a background of the ratification of the first constitution of the U.S. It emphasizes the primary role of the states in the ratification of the Articles of Independence. It examines the domestic and foreign difficulties of the nation under the Articles. It discusses the management of the juridical balance between state and nation. It describes the features of the U.S. ideology as described by Frenchman Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur.


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