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If you could ask our Founding Fathers one question, what would you ask them?

The 55 delegates who attended the Constitutional Convention, including General George Washington, were a distinguished body of men who represented a cross section of 18th-century American leadership. Almost all of them were well-educated men of means who were dominant in their communities and states, and many were also prominent in national affairs. Virtually every one […]

What would be the key theme of your first Inaugural Address?

George Washington’s first inauguration took place in Federal Hall in New York City, where the first Congress was assembled.  Keenly aware of the momentousness of the occasion, Washington accepted the Presidency and spoke of his determination to make the American experiment a success. What would be the key theme of your first Inaugural Address?

As President of a new nation, what would be the first thing you do?

Over two centuries ago, on April 30, 1789, George Washington delivered his first Inaugural Address knowing that he had little to guide him in the job that lay ahead but the principles stated in the Constitution.  Washington was a strong supporter of the Constitution and would look to it for guidance in his unprecedented role […]