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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Washington asked Hamilton that his draft be returned amended , corrected , “
curtailed , if too verbose ; and relieved of all tautology . ” He wanted the whole in
a plain style that could be given to the public in " an honest ; unaffected ; simple ...
A month and a half later Hamilton sent to Washington “ a certain draft ” of the
address , which he hoped would be “ importantly and lastingly useful , ”
embracing “ reflections and sentiments as will wear well , progress in
approbation with time ...
On the same day Hamilton sent Washington another shorter draft ( the Draft for
Incorporating ) that revised but did not reshape Washington ' s own draft .
Hamilton dropped language that might be construed as partisan self - justification
, added ...
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