The Concept of Sovereignty and the American Political System The concept of sovereignty as it relates to the American political system deals principally with the notion of autonomy. Throughout American history, from the generation of the Founding Fathers to the rebellion that took place in the War between the States, the ideal of political autonomy has held enormous sway in different areas of the body politic. This concept has been used to justify everything from the right not to be taxed without proper representation in the British Parliament to the privilege of trading in human slavery for personal profit. These two central aspects of the term, its meaning and how it has been applied in the American political system, only serve to...The end:
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