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RB-10025-70

Kenneth Bowling
George Washington University (Washington, DC 20052-0001)

A Study of the Fight over Location of the Seat of National Government, 1783-1791

Project to complete research and begin writing book on the fight over location of the seat of national government, 1783-1791. ABSTRACT: Project to complete research and begin writing book on the fight over location of the seat of national government, 1783-1791. With its cultural, economic, and political implications, the question affected, among other things, western land and military policy during Confederation, the Federal Convention and ratification of the new Constitution, first federal election, judiciary act, bank bill and assumption of state debts, Focus of study will be political, because as a political question, it illustrates better than any other issue the evolution of method of political operation which became the American way of political life. In addition to book, series of essays on the First Congress, 1789-1791, will be prepared. Funds for salary, typist, travel, xexroxing and photocopying.

Project fields:
History, General

Program:
Bicentennial Histories

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$10,000 (approved)
$10,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1970 – 8/31/1971