State of the Union Addresses

ebook: State of the Union Addresses

Sprache - Englisch

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The 1790 State of the Union Address was given by President George Washington in New York City. It was the first annual address given by a president in the Senate Chamber of Federal Hall. Excerpt: "great satisfaction from a cooperation with you in the pleasing though arduous task of insuring to our fellow citizens the blessings which they have a right to expect from a free, efficient, and equal government."

About the Author

George Washington (1732–1799), the first President of the United States and a foundational figure in American history, is not conventionally known as an author in the traditional literary sense. However, his collected 'State of the Union Addresses' provides crucial insights into the early governance and evolving policies of the fledgling nation. Washington's addresses underscore his role in shaping the presidency and the country's direction, reflecting on national challenges, the economy, foreign policy, and constitutional matters. His prose, while formal and reflective of the period's style, remains studied for its historical significance. Beyond these addresses, Washington's writings encompass numerous letters, speeches, and military orders that together present a rich corpus for historians and scholars seeking to understand the American republic's early ethos. Though not literary in the aesthetic realm, his practical and forthright style offers a window into his character and the values he sought to instill in the nation. Washington's authorial contributions are less about creative expression and more a testament to his leadership and profound influence on American governance and foundational principles.

Product Details

Publisher: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Language: English

Size: 45 Pages

Filesize: 354.5 KB

ISBN: 8596547052845