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Inside Capitol Dome: John Trumbull’s Washington Resigning His Commission | BRIdge from the Past

What does the painting of George Washington resigning his commission in the U.S. Capitol tell us about the importance of the rule of law as a Founding principle? In this episode of BRIdge from the Past, Mary explores John Trumbull’s General George Washington Resigning His Commission painting which depicts Washington resigning as commander in chief of the Continental Army to Congress in December of 1783. What do the setting of this painting and Trumbull’s Declaration of Independence painting have in common? Why was this moment an important choice to be enshrined in the U.S. Capitol?

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