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George Washington

The lack of schooling in the formation of one of every four U.S. presidents underscores the paradox that even the most humble among them were often great champions of education in general and of the liberal arts in particular...

"Lay up the principles of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution in your hearts, and in your soul—teach them to your children—cling to them as to the issues of life—adhere to them as to the cords of your eternal salvation..."

One of the most illogical historical debates I’ve ever tried to follow concerns the personal religious conviction of our founding father George Washington. Presently there seem to be two opposing schools of propagandists. They can be divided more...

Today’s offering in our Timeless Essay series affords readers the opportunity to join Brittany Baldwin as she considers the humility of George Washington, James Madison, Abigail Adams, Abraham Lincoln, and Frederick Douglass. —W. Winston Elliott III, Publisher

Fellow Citizens of the Senate and the House of Representatives. Among the vicissitudes incident to life, no event could have filled me with greater anxieties than that of which the notification was transmitted by your...

When good old Father Washington Was just about to die He called our Uncle Samuel Unto his bedside nigh: "This flag I give you, Sammy dear," Said Washington, said he; "Where'er it floats, on land or wave, My children shall be free." And fine old Uncle Samuel He took...

Both Mount Vernon and Monticello are imposing estates. Both Washington and Jefferson were imposing historical figures. What do the homes tell us about the statesmen? Quite a bit. Practically since the nation’s founding, there...

When I was first honoured with a call into the Service of my Country, then on the eve of an arduous struggle for its liberties, the light in which I contemplated my duty required that I should...

The United States in Congress assembled after giving the most honorable testimony to the merits of the federal Armies, and presenting them with the thanks of their Country for their long, eminent, and faithful services, having thought proper by...
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(Today’s offering in our Timeless Essay series affords our readers the opportunity to join Dr. Stephen Klugewicz as he examines the gift of silence in the tradition of George Washington . —W. Winston Elliott III, Publisher)

"The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty, and the destiny of the republican model of government, are justly considered as deeply, perhaps as finally staked, on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the...

The following essay is an examination of the Washington administration's handling of the first major foreign policy crisis facing the United States under the new Constitution. It is an attempt to examine the "executive-in-action" with an eye to...

There is no truth more thoroughly established, than that there exists in the economy and course of nature, an indissoluble union between virtue and happiness, between duty and advantage, between the genuine maxims of...
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Ambition must be made to counteract ambition. The interest of the man must be connected with the constitutional rights of the place. It may be a reflection on human nature, that such devices should...