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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I think I see a path , ” Washington went on to tell Lafayette , as clear and as direct
as a ray of light , which leads to the attainment of that object . Nothing but
harmony , honesty , industry and frugality are necessary to make us a great and
The secretary of the treasury , Alexander Hamilton , came to lead the Federalist
Party , which had grown out of the successful pro - constitution movement of the
1780s . The opposition within the administration was led by the secretary of state
Of all the disposition and habits which lead to political prosperity , ” Washington
wrote , “ Religion and morality are indispensable supports . ” That is , religion and
morality were understood to be the firmest props of duty , the indispensable ...
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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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