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The necessity of…

GWS Continental Congress

George Washington and the Continental Congress

“The necessity of reciprocal checks in the exercise of political power, by dividing and distributing it into different depositories, and constituting each the guardian of the public weal against invasions by the others, has been evinced by experiments ancient and modern, some of them in our country and under our own eyes.” George Washington

Read: George Washington’s Farewell Address, 1796

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Posted by on January 22, 2013 in Farewell Address


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Let us unite…

George Washington Yorktown by NC Wyeth

“George Washington at Yorktown” by N C Wyeth

“Let us unite, therefore, in imploring the Supreme Ruler of nations, to spread his holy protection over these United States; to turn the machinations of the wicked to the confirming of our constitution; to enable us at all times to root out internal sedition, and put invasion to flight; to perpetuate to our country that prosperity, which his goodness has already conferred, and to verify the anticipation of this government being a safeguard to human rights.” George Washington

Read: Sixth Annual Address by George Washington (November 19, 1794)

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Posted by on January 11, 2013 in Other Speeches


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I am a servant…

“Arousing The Minute Men” by John Ward Dunsmore

“For as I can conscientiously declare that I have no object in view incompatible with the Constitution, and the obvious interests of this Country, nor no earthly desire half as strong as that of returning to the walks of private life, so, of consequence I only wish whilst I am a Servant of the public, to know the Will of my masters, that I may govern myself accordingly.” George Washington

Source: George Washington’s letter to Edmund Pendleton, September 23, 1793

Read: Public Servants: Who is Serving Whom?

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Posted by on April 25, 2012 in Letters


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The habits of thinking…

The Redoubt - Battle of Bunker Hill, 17th June 1775 by Don Troiani

“It is important, likewise, that the habits of thinking in a free country should inspire caution in those entrusted with its administration, to confine themselves within their respective constitutional spheres, avoiding in the exercise of the powers of one department to encroach upon another.” George Washington

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Posted by on February 6, 2012 in Farewell Address


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The Constitution is the guide…

Molly Pitcher, Battle of Monmouth, 1778 by Don Troiani

“The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon.” George Washington

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Posted by on January 6, 2012 in Constitution


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The power under the constitution…

“The power under the constitution will always be in the people. It is intrusted for certain defined purposes, and for a certain limited period, to representatives of their own choosing; and, whenever it is executed contrary to their interest, or not agreeable to their wishes, their servants can and undoubtedly will be recalled.” George Washington

George Washington at the Constitutional Convention

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Why did you pour that coffee…

“Why, did you pour that coffee into your saucer?” asked George Washington. “To cool it,” replied Thomas Jefferson. “Even so,” said Washington, “we pour legislation into the senatorial saucer to cool it.” The Convention hotly debated whether the Constitution should provide for one or two legislative chambers – the House and the Senate. Washington wanted two chambers, Jefferson only one.

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George Washington Coffee

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