George Washington and Barack Obama had different views about how America would be like. On April 30, 1789 George Washington gave his inaugural speech and oathed to be the first president of the united states. On January 30, 2009 Barack Obama gave his inaugural speech. During George Washington speech senator William Maclay of pennsylvania remarked that George Washington looked agitated and embarrassed. During Obama's speech he looked confident and he acknowledge the crowd very well. They both thank god in their speeches but in different ways.
In the book of His Excellency: George Washington by Joseph J. Ellis, the author introduces Washington, the Father of the United States, in a fresh portrait focused on the characters of Washington. This book is an impressive biography of Washington's remarkable dedication to the United States history. According to the author, George Washington is an omnipresent figure as he was growing up, described as the man in the moon who was aloof and silent. This book focuses on Washington's wartime service which became some of his major contributions to the United States, rather than merely telling the true story of Washington, its main thesis is focusing on analyzing his contributions and how his governorship had affected the American history.
Paragraph 1 "George Washington was born on February 22, 1732, in Westmoreland County, Virginia" (George Washington, 2016). The late president George Washington would 284 years old today if he was here. " A month after leaving the army, Washington married Martha Dandridge Custis, a widow, who was only a few months older than he"(George Washington. ,2016). George Washington married Martha Washington to whom he would be married to most of his life.
George Washington made a bold decision for his Farewell Address to be an open letter of advice and warning to the American people for their long-term pleasure and security. Washington himself spoke of a nation with great unity. He had faith in the prosperity of the citizens, but was weary of the dangers of such a young republic. The overarching theme of his address was the preservation of the union. During this, we warned against the dangers of sectionalism and claimed that the connection between the Union and the Constitution must be cherished.
There has been many great presidents in office throughout the years. One stood out in particular. This president led the colonial forces to victory over the British and became a hero. In 1787, he was elected president of the convention that wrote the U.S constitution. Being the president of the United States is a huge honor, but also a tremendous job. It can be hard and very stressful. This person carries the lives of many in his hands. Imagine being the first president. George Washington, a well-respected man in the colonies, fought diligently for his beliefs in America’s freedom, and was unanimously chosen as the first president of the United States.
Everyone has probably had some questions of why George Washington was our first President. What did Washington do that no other individual had completed? Why did the people praise and respect Washington so much? All those questions were answered in this chapter. We learn that one of the numerous reasons he was elected to the office was because of his physical appearance.
George Washington also acknowledge that he made mistakes himself and is far from a perfect individual but made clear to be open minded of criticism and corrections and to seek challenges by taking the easy routes in life. Washington’s Farewell Address is important part of our history and is taught up till this day to young American children in our schools and by Historians but few people understand the meaning and the importance behind the Farewell Letter. The Farewell Address the federal government, warnings against the party systems, the importance of religion and morality, warnings against forming a permanent foreign alliance, and a powerful military. George Washington has an overwhelming reputation by his military service, his position as our first president of the United States of America, and by leaving his position in office by leaving behind his Farewell Address to give present and future Americans insight on the history of our country and what it’s known for. It’s well encouraged to research what American history is about and how we can apply the Farewell Address into our life by living in peace, exercising our freedom of speech and choice or religions, along with respecting our governments and live in unity to achieve success.
• A president needed to be elected • Many Americans thought that the government was the main threat to their rights • James Madison wrote that the government had to be powerful enough to protect people’s rights, but not so strong that it could control rights of people • By May 25th, the convention was officially underway • George Washington was very admired by most Americans • Delegates decided on the rules for the next convention
President George Washington knew that a lot of his accomplishments would be viewed as precedents. As being the first President, he set numerous precedents, a significant number of which are still being implemented today. He chose to be called Mr. President as opposed to the title of being called a King, he then created the Presidential Cabinet, established the term limit of two terms for Presidency and was first President to create foreign policy.
Intro Growing up, we have all heard the many stories of George Washington. While many recognize him as one of the most important figures in U.S history, others only recognize him by one of his multiple accomplishments; he was the 1st president of the United States. With presidency comes the variety of duties and responsibilities, the main being a president 's inaugural adress. In George Washington 's very 1st inaugural, he uses three rhetorical strategies: personification, amplification, and last but not least, repitition to convey what he truly wants for the States and why a successful Constitution should be in order.
George Washington was a very wise and smart man. he is most commonly seen as the father of the united states. with his thoughts and beliefs of creating a nation that does not have a political party and that believes in the freedom of others. In today's standards, however, If George Washington was able to see the American nation we have become he would be mortified.
Oscar Wilde once said, “Society exists only as a mental concept; in the real world there are only individuals.” Throughout history and even today, there are so many people and contributions that helped shape the way American society is thought of today. George Washington is one of the most well-known American figures throughout history, therefore, he is taught to kids at a very young age. He did countless things to help America and its inhabitants. Washington was one of the many influential figures throughout time and led America to victory when it was fighting for its independence in the Revolutionary War.
In An Imperfect God, Henry Wiencek presents George Washington as a specific case through which to study what he calls the great “paradox” of American history: how a nation founded on the philosophies of liberty and equality also kept human beings in chains. Washington was a slave-owner his entire life and he took the role of managing the slaves who lived and worked at Mount Vernon including their purchase and sale. Prior to the Revolution, Washington “was just another striving young planter, blithely ordering breeding wenches for his slave trade, blithely exiling a man to a likely death at hard labor” (Wiencek 133) The fortune produced by Washington’s slaves kept him in the ranks of Virginia’s planter elite, securing the social and political prestige that helped lead the Second Continental Congress to appoint him commander-in-chief of the Continental Army in 1775. Washington was joined by slaves while leading the Continental Army in the field of battle, as well as during his time as president. Yet Wiencek also argues that the Revolution and the establishment of the new democracy changed Washington’s beliefs on slavery. By the end of his life, Washington had changed completely and “sickened by slavery, willing to sacrifice his own substance to end it.” (Wiencek 274) Many of the founding fathers recognized the problems created by slavery. Unlike his contemporaries, Washington did not leave an extensive written record detailing his public positions and reserved judgments on
1a) Recall-What precedents did President Washington and Congress establish for the executive and judicial branch?
George Washington’s leadership was indispensable in successfully launching a new government. George Washington was chosen to be the leader at the Constitutional Convention or the Philadelphia Convention in 1787, because he had gained a great amount of trust and respect after the Revolutionary War from supporters of a national government. In addition, Washington’s support for the constitution was critical, since citizens had an admiration for him. If he did not support the constitution, neither would the citizens. Washington also contributed his comments to the Convention and wrote letters to his political associates. The presidential cabinet was developed by George Washington to set the pattern for future presidents.