George Washington

"Mr. President" George Washington and the Making of the Nation's Highest Office

"Mr. President" George Washington and the Making of the Nation's Highest Office

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Although the framers gave the president little authority, George Washington knew whatever he did would set precedents for generations of future leaders. To ensure their ability to defend the nation, he simply ignored the Constitution when he thought it necessary.

In a revealing new look at the birth of American government, "Mr. President" describes Washington's presidency in a time of continual crisis, as rebellion and attacks by foreign enemies threatened to destroy this new nation. Constantly weighing preservation of the Union against preservation of individual liberties and states' rights, Washington assumed more power with each crisis. In a series of brilliant but unconstitutional maneuvers he forced Congress to cede control of the four pillars of executive power: war, finance, foreign affairs, and law enforcement.

Drawing on rare documents and letters, Unger shows how Washington combined political cunning and sheer genius to seize ever-widening powers, impose law and order while ensuring individual freedom, and shape the office of President of the United States.

George Washington Crossword Puzzles

George Washington Crossword Puzzles

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Open this book and travel through time with Founding Father, military hero, and president George Washington. He led our country through some of its most trying times and became beloved by all. From the Revolution to the Constitution, from Mount Vernon to New York and back, Washington dedicated his life to America. Grab a pencil and learn more about the Father of Our Country!
George Washington Let Freedom Ring Series

George Washington Let Freedom Ring Series

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Follows the life of the revered leader George Washington. Covers Washington's childhood on a farm and his early lessons on being a gentleman to his experience in the French and Indian War, his military leadership in the Revolutionary War, and finally, his role as first President of the United States.
George Washington Selections From the White House Collection

George Washington Selections From the White House Collection

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Presents a special collection of images selected from White House archives that show the fine and decorative art objects related to George Washington and his presidency
Potomac Canal George Washington and the Waterway West

Potomac Canal George Washington and the Waterway West

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The Potomac Canal: George Washington and the Waterway West is a history of a new nation's first effort to link the rich western agricultural lands with the coastal port cities of the east. The Potomac Canal Company was founded in 1785, and was active until it was overtaken by the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company in 1828. During its operation, the canal system was used to ship flour from mills in the foothills of Appalachia to the tidewater of the Chesapeake, where the flour was shipped to the Caribbean as trade for sugar and other goods. This trade soon became the basis of agricultural wealth in West Virginia's eastern panhandle and throughout the Appalachian Piedmont. Coal was also shipped via the canal system from the upper reaches of the Potomac River to workshops at Harpers Ferry and beyond. This industrial trade route laid the foundation for what would eventually become the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.

Story of George Washington

Story of George Washington

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An approachable way to introduce young children to the first president of the United States.