Among the powers of the earth: the American Revolution and the making of a new world empire

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2012.
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The Revolution's aspiration was summed up by the phrase "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." Yet the American founding was also a bid for inclusion in the community of nations. According to Eliga Gould, America aspired to diplomatic recognition under international law and the authority to become an Atlantic colonizing power itself.
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subject_facet , American Revolution (1775-1783), Diplomatic relations, Electronic book, Electronic books, HISTORY -- United States -- Revolutionary Period (1775-1800), History, Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.), International law, Territorial expansion, United States, United States -- Foreign relations -- 1775-1783, United States -- Foreign relations -- 1783-1815, United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Influence, United States -- International status -- History, United States -- Territorial expansion
title_display Among the powers of the earth the American Revolution and the making of a new world empire
title_full Among the powers of the earth : the American Revolution and the making of a new world empire / Eliga H. Gould, Among the powers of the earth [electronic resource] : the American Revolution and the making of a new world empire / Eliga H. Gould
title_short Among the powers of the earth
title_sub the American Revolution and the making of a new world empire
topic_facet Diplomatic relations, Foreign relations, HISTORY, History, Influence, Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.), International law, International status, Revolutionary Period (1775-1800), Territorial expansion