A Sacred Union of Citizens: George Washington's Farewell Address and the American Character
On the two-hundredth anniversary of George Washington's 1796 Farewell Address - one of the most influential but misunderstood expressions of American political thought - this book places the Address in the full context of American history and explains its enduring relevance for the next century. Generations of American political leaders have invoked the authority of the Address to shape foreign and domestic policy. With discussions about national character and personal responsibility dominating the current political landscape, there has been a resurgence of interest in the character of the nation's founders, particularly Washington's.
The authors show how the Address expressed Washington's ideas for forming a national character that would cultivate the habits, morals, and civic virtues essential for stable republican self-government. An insightful and provocative analysis of the past, present, and future of American democracy and its most important citizen, this book will be of value to anyone concerned about the current state of American citizenship and the future role of the federal government.
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Washington , it is fair to say , now headed a Federalist administration when he
pondered the question of retirement in 1796 . 6 Is the Farewell Address then
simply a Federalist manifesto , especially in foreign policy ? Suspicion on this
In criticizing Federalist measures that seemed to anticipate or provoke war with
France , the Republicans began explicitly to use the Farewell Address on their
behalf - even before the apotheosis of Washington after his death . In 1798 , New
See also parties ( political ) Federalist Papers , 2 , 4 , 20 , 28 , 36 , 50 , 57 , 64 , 69
, 71 , 75 – 77 , 99 - 100 , 119 , 124 , 144 , 172 Federalist Party , xv , 37 , 39 , 44 ,
71 , 7475 , 93 – 94 , 101 , 107 , 111 - 12 , 132 , 143 – 45 First Inaugural Address ...
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In this election year, it's fitting to remember our only unopposed president and the farewell address that set the standard. Congress regularly reprints it, but there has been little analytical ... Leer comentario completo
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