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George Washington: Leadership Through Eagerness to Relinquish Power w/ Jeffry Morrison

What unique contributions did the various Founders make to liberty and constitutional self-governance? BRI’s new “American Founders” Scholar Talk Series seeks to answer this and other questions. In this episode, Jeffry Morrison, Professor of American Studies at Christopher Newport University and Director of Academics at the James Madison Foundation, joins BRI Senior Fellow Tony Williams. The two talk about the virtues embodied by Washington, the role of his traditions on his political principles, and his support of the creation of a constitutional republic. How did George Washington’s values and contributions set a precedent of self-governance for all presidents to follow?