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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The Resolutions of the United States House of Representatives and the
statement of the Senate and President John Adams are quoted in John Marshall ,
The Life of George Washington ( 1801 - 1805 ; reprint , Fredericksburg , Va .
Washington to John Armstrong , 25 April 1788 , The Writings of George
Washington from the Original Manuscript Sources , 1745 – 1799 , ed . John C .
Fitzpatrick ( Washington : U . S . Government Printing Office , 1931 – 1944 ) 30 :
465 . 4 .
John Bassett Moore ( Washington , DC : U . S . Government Printing Office , 1906
) , 6 : 14 - 15 . These tenets were also representative of the Monroe Doctrine ,
which was the logical extension of the Farewell Address into the affairs of the ...
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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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