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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2013
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1482930390
ISBN13
9781482930399
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Although the framers gave the president little authority, Washington knew whatever he did would set precedents for generations of his successors. To ensure their ability to defend the nation, he simply ignored the Constitution when he thought it necessary and reshaped the presidency into what James ...more

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A former Distinguished Visiting Fellow in American History at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, Harlow Giles Unger is a veteran journalist, broadcaster, educator, and historian. ...more