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The Dutch Crisis of 1787, American Foreign Policy, and the Constitution

The Dutch Crisis of 1787, American Foreign Policy, and the Constitution <p>Abstract:</p><p>The Dutch crisis of 1787 was a brief event that had a significant impact on the American debate over the ratification of the Constitution. First, the threat of a European war led Americans to consider the response of the United States as a neutral power. Second, the collapse of the Dutch republic led Americans to seek lessons for their own republic. The Federalists saw the Dutch crisis as further evidence of the inadequacy of confederations, and thus a reason to approve a stronger central government, as provided by the Constitution. The Antifederalists believed the Dutch crisis demonstrated the danger of a strong executive, and was an argument against the Constitution.</p> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the Early Republic University of Pennsylvania Press

The Dutch Crisis of 1787, American Foreign Policy, and the Constitution

Journal of the Early Republic , Volume 40 (2) – May 28, 2020

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University of Pennsylvania Press
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Copyright © Society for Historians of the Early American Republic.
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1553-0620

Abstract

<p>Abstract:</p><p>The Dutch crisis of 1787 was a brief event that had a significant impact on the American debate over the ratification of the Constitution. First, the threat of a European war led Americans to consider the response of the United States as a neutral power. Second, the collapse of the Dutch republic led Americans to seek lessons for their own republic. The Federalists saw the Dutch crisis as further evidence of the inadequacy of confederations, and thus a reason to approve a stronger central government, as provided by the Constitution. The Antifederalists believed the Dutch crisis demonstrated the danger of a strong executive, and was an argument against the Constitution.</p>

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Journal of the Early RepublicUniversity of Pennsylvania Press

Published: May 28, 2020

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