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dc.contributor.authorBeal, Catherine
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-01T15:42:49Z
dc.date.available2017-05-01T15:42:49Z
dc.date.issued2017-04
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/21825
dc.description.abstractWashington, D.C. was established to provide a sovereign space for the federal government to operate without the threat of state power or state militias influencing the government. An unintended consequence of the creation of the Capital is that the residents of D.C. do not have representation in the federal government nor do they have autonomy, despite paying federal taxes. This thesis explores the history of the democratic rights D.C. residents have and have not had as well as explores the past attempts to achieve statehood. Finally, this thesis answers constitutional questions of what D.C. statehood should look like and provides suggestions on how to structure a successful statehood movement.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectWashington, D.C.
dc.subjectStatehood
dc.subjectPolitical science
dc.titleDemocracy deserved? An analysis of statehood for Washington, D.C.en_US
dc.typeThesis/Dissertationen_US
etd.degree.nameBachelor of Artsen_US
etd.degree.levelbachelorsen_US
etd.degree.disciplinePolitical Scienceen_US
etd.degree.grantorBoston Universityen_US


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