Author: Griffin Bovée

Griffin Bovée resides in Sacramento, California, and is currently a student of history and political science at Stanford University. He is primarily interested in researching the historic development of political institutions during the early American republic. After graduating, he plans to pursue a Master’s in Public Policy

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Standing Armies: The Constitutional Debate

Introduction Few ideas were more widely accepted in early America than that of the danger of peacetime standing armies.[1] This anti-standing army sentiment motivated colonial opposition to post-French and Indian War British policies, intensified after the Boston Massacre, influenced the writings of most founding fathers, and remained politically relevant well after the Revolutionary War ended. […]

by Griffin Bovée