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Saikrishna Bangalore Prakash

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780300194562

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300194562.001.0001

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“A King, Under the Title of President”

“A King, Under the Title of President”

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(p.12) Chapter One “A King, Under the Title of President”
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Imperial from the Beginning
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Saikrishna Bangalore Prakash

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300194562.003.0001

This chapter discusses the idea of integrating monarchy in the U.S. government prior to the Philadelphia Convention. Most Americans opposed any proposals that would make any executive branch of U.S. government a monarch. Still, a few Americans believed that a federal monarch was necessary to improve the governance of the country. A military officer proposed to George Washington the establishment of a monarch in the U.S. while another disgruntled officer argued that only “absolute Monarchy, or a Military State” would save the nation from ruin. Other politicians were willing to support the integration of U.S. monarchy if Washington desired to be a king. However, Washington wrote a letter to James Madison, one of the chiefs of the convention, saying that those who supported monarchical government disregarded the opinions of the public, and that adopting monarchy would create chaos.

Keywords:   U.S.monarchy, U.S. government, Philadelphia Convention, George Washington, Robert Haggard, James Madison

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