Inevident Truths: Why Current International Norms and Policies May Not Have Supported the American Revolution

22 Pages Posted: 29 Jun 2014  

Date Written: 2013

Abstract

This Essay is something of a thought experiment. It poses the question whether the American Revolution, its grievances against the English crown embodied in the 1776 U.S. Declaration of Independence, would be justified under modern standards of international law. The inquiry is intended to serve as a mirror against which Americans may judge the validity of current international norms regarding modern secessionist movements around the globe.

Keywords: Succession; International Law; Territorial Integrity: Self-Determination

Suggested Citation

Woods, Patrick Arthur, Inevident Truths: Why Current International Norms and Policies May Not Have Supported the American Revolution (2013). 24 Florida Journal of International Law 583 (2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2459575

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