The article examines the attention the navy received during the debate over the ratification of the Constitution in 1787-1788.1 It rests on the normative supposition that naval personnel who have taken an oath to uphold the Constitution will have a serious interest in the organic connection between their chosen branch of military service and the document they are sworn to uphold.
Rohr, John A.
"Constitutional Foundations of the United States Navy,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 45
, Article 7.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol45/iss1/7