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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A more important question , in Washington ' s mind , concerned foreign influence
in domestic politics and the threat that this posed to American independence .
After his arrival in April 1793 the new French minister , Edmund Charles Genet ...
Edifice of your real independence . ” But by 1796 Washington ' s public
understanding of Union had expanded to encompass , in addition to security and
freedom , a sense of nationhood . Just as real independence meant more than ...
Washington ' s objective — to give America command of its own fortunes — was
interpreted by the great diplomatic historian , Samuel Flagg Bemis , to be one of
strategic independence , or freedom of action , for the United States in ...
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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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