An Exposition of the Causes and Character of the War
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Written to explain and justify the American government's declaration of war against Great Britain in 1812, this Exposition was published at the end of the conflict. It provides insight into the self-constraint of the young republic's foreign policy and focuses on the philosophy of law and war. This edition of the text includes brief annotations and an introduction to the work and its author. Appendices provide the text of the Treaties of Paris and Ghent and the Jay Treaty.