Let's Be Frank Episode 09

Chasing Independence Pt. 2

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The second installment in a four-part series exploring some of the philosophy that built the Declaration of Independence. An exploration of Vattel's Law of Nations and how it helped shape the political identity of the United States.


1. “The Declaration of Independence: A History.” National Archives and Records Administration, National Archives and Records Administration, https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/declaration-history. 

2. Vattel, Emer de. The law of nations or, principles of the law of Nature: Applied to the conduct and affairs of nations and sovereigns. by M. de Vattel. A work tending to display the true interest of powers. translated from the French. Dublin: Luke White, 1792.