By Stephen M. Griffin
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For discussion of cases concerning the limited but real sovereignty of Indian tribes, see Tribe, American Constitutional Law, pp. 1468–74. 34 See Samuel H. Beer, To Make a Nation: The Rediscovery of American Federalism (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1993), pp. 146–53, 163–94; Wood, Creation of the American Republic, pp. 344–54. 32 20 CHAPTER ONE the mantle of sovereignty. One answer was that each state government was now sovereign in the full sense. On this understanding, the Articles of Confederation merely established a league of states, and the Continental Congress was an assemblage of ambassadors.
Johns Hopkins University Press, 1979), pp. 163–91. 36 See Elkins and McKitrick, Age of Federalism, pp. 11–13; Wood, Creation of the American Republic, pp. 596–600. 37 A common distinction made in discussions of the concept of sovereignty is that between internal and external sovereignty. Internal sovereignty is the kind we are concerned with here, that is, the sovereignty that obtains within the territory of a given state. External sovereignty refers to the relationships between sovereign states.
363–89. 59 See Wood, Creation of the American Republic, pp. 532–36. 60 For an insightful presentation of this theme, see James A. Morone, The Democratic Wish: Popular Participation and the Limits of American Government (New York: Basic Books, 1990). 61 When we assess the usefulness of the concept of sovereignty, we should keep in mind that this concept originated in a nondemocratic system of government and when the principles and institutions of twentieth-century democracy did not exist. It is highly questionable whether this concept is relevant in analyzing our contemporary democracy.