Washington’s Cabinet with Lindsay Chervinsky | BRI Scholar Talks
Among the different constitutional traditions George Washington established as America’s first president, perhaps one of the more overlooked was the creation of the cabinet. Join us today as Dr. Lindsay Chervinsky, Scholar in Residence at the Institute for Thomas Paine Studies at Iona College, and BRI Senior Teaching Fellow Tony Williams discuss her new book, "The Cabinet: George Washington and the Creation of an American Institution." In this episode, Dr. Chervinsky explores topics such as how Washington’s military experience shaped the cabinet, how cabinet members were picked, and the famous Jefferson-Hamilton dispute of the early republic. What historical precedents did Washington establish for the American presidency related to the principles of republicanism and separation of powers?"
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George Washington and Self-Governance
This lesson provides a look at the virtue of self-governance through the life of George Washington. Self-governance is defined as being self-controlled, avoiding extremes, and not being excessively influenced or controlled by others. This lesson explores how George Washington’s self-governance influenced the early republic and how it influences what we value in both citizens and leaders.
George Washington (1732-1799)
In this lesson, students will study the life of George Washington. They will learn why he is known as "Father of His Country", his reasons for not seeking a third term as president, the purposes of his Farewell Address, and much more.
Establishing a Government of Laws, Not Men: George Washington’s Retirement and Responsibility
In this lesson, students will review George Washington’s actions in completing his service as Commander-in-Chief following the Revolutionary War, including his return of his military commission to the president of Congress.