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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Madison was opposing the bank in contradiction to the argument he had made in
a report to Congress in 1781 and in The ... Jefferson argued for a “ strict
construction ” of the Constitution based on the yet - to - be - adopted Tenth
The path to subverting republicanism , he argued , was not the establishment of a
monarch but the encouragement of the prejudices , jealousies , and
apprehensions of the people . As a result , Hamilton , who had been writing
anonymously in ...
In at least two ways , Washington argued in the Farewell Address , the new
Constitution actually encouraged moderation and good habits of government .
First , the separation of powers and the system of checks and balances thwarted
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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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