The First and Second United States Empires: Governors and Territorial Government, 1784-1912
University of Pittsburgh Press, 1968 - Počet stran: 344
In the late eighteenth century the fledgling republic of the United States was faced with the problem of devising a form of government to oversee its vast land possessions north and west of the Ohio River. To fill this need, Thomas Jefferson drafted the Ordinance of 1784, which evolved into the Northwest Ordinance of 1787. Deliberately modeled on the British colonial system, it granted territorial governors broad autocratic powers. It defined government in the Northwest, and all other subsequent territories in the public domain. Eblen defines two historical periods (empires): 1787-1848; and 1849-1912; based on government land acquisition. This book describes the nature of government in all the contiguous territories of the United States, offering an original and comprehensive view of the role and meaning of territorial government, and the administration of the Western territories.
Co říkají ostatní - Napsat recenzi
Na obvyklých místech jsme nenalezli žádné recenze.
Další části 3 nejsou zobrazeny.
Další vydání - Zobrazit všechny
The First and Second United States Empires: Governors and Territorial ...
Jack Ericson Eblen
Zobrazení fragmentů - 1968
absence actions addition administration adopted American apparently appointed Assembly assumed authority average became began beginning bill Blount Bond Carter century cited civil Clair colonial commission Cong Congress Congressional Constitutions continued council courts created delegate district stage early effect election Empire enacted example executive existing federal government Frontier Harrison held House Illinois important included Indian Indian affairs issue Jefferson judges July land later laws Laws of Illinois Laws of Indiana least legislative legislature less limited majority ment Michigan Mississippi months Neil Northwest Ohio Ordinance Organic Act original passed period Philbrick policies political population practice President problems reasons removal representative requirement Sargent Second Empire second stage secretary seems Senate session settlement settlers statehood Statutes superintendent tenure Territorial Governor Territorial Papers tion United Valentine veto Washington western