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 Address was “ full of truths important at all times , ” and Webster called for “ a
renewed and wide diffusion of the admirable paper , and an earnest invitation to
every man in the country to reperuse and consider it . ” ' 5 To see why American ...
... a rope of Sand . ” : 20 The Circular Address During the war General
Washington communicated with the state governors ( who provided funds and
personnel for the war effort ) by way of official and virtually identical letters called
“ circulars .
34 In presenting his sentiments in such a way , Washington not only made the
address into a valedictory — he had called it such in his correspondence with
Madison — but also transformed it into a political testament . The monarchs and ...
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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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