(The Return of George Washington) [PDF] è Edward J. Larson


Americans are aware of George Washington s role in the American Revolutionary War and his actions as the nation s first president But what was Washington doing from the end of the Revolutionary War in 1783 until his inauguration as the nation s first president in 1789 This is the subject of Edward J Larson s book Larson reminds us that people were shocked on both sides of the Atlantic when Washington announced his retirement at the end of the Revolutionary War and expressed his wish to retire to Mount Vernon and farm his his wish to retire to Mount Vernon and farm his Unfortunately the new overnment created under the Articles of Confederation immediately began experiencing difficulties The states bickered among themselves the weak unicameral Congress could not pay its bills raise revenues or launch an effective foreign policy George Washington and other leaders realized that the Articles of Confederation needed to be either strengthened or replaced to salvage the independence so recently won Edward Larson follows the story of a reluctant Washington who felt duty bound to leave Mount Vernon preside over the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia and uide the new Constitution to ratification This book is a fascinating account of Washington s role in a pivotal period in our nation s history Excellent This was a very well written account detailing the activities of George Washington during the six years after the end of the Revolutionary War in 1783 until his Presidential inauguration in 1789 Larson the end of the Revolutionary War in 1783 until his Presidential inauguration in 1789 Larson an incredible job detailing the influence GW had on the shaping our overnment and the unanimous respect and admiration GW held by the public masses Exceptional While this volume purports to be a biography of Washington during the critical The Million Dollar Goal (The Million Dollar Series, gap between his service as Commander of the Continental Army and his inauguration as President of the United States it in fact spreads far beyond in time and subject matter For example many pages are devoted to the Constitutional Convention with hardly a word about WashingtonLarson s scholarship lays one popular though widely disbelieved myth to rest that of the war weary Washington retiring to Mount Vernon and not involving himself in politics until his nation called him to serve as its first President Even before he left New York City upon resigning his commission Washington was concerned that the new country s weakovernment until the Articles of Confederation That his concerns were expressed privately rather than publicly reflected the nature of the man and followed his lifelong pattern Washington vigorously pursued improving himself and his estate but he also recognized that his prosperity and that of the nation were fused His life is a study of a man very aware of the uniue position he occupied and imbued with the sense of destiny in his futureA ood book well written General George Washington retired Although a spoken act like so much that set him apart it was less what he said than what he didEdward J Larson The Return of George Washington 1783 1789Read by Mark Bramhall app 11hrs Summary An account of the life of George Washington between his Retirement As General Of as General of Continental Army in 1783 until his inauguration as the first president under the new US ConstitutionIn December of 1783 having successfully led the Continental Army to victory over and the departure of the British from New York City George Washington stepped down as Commander in Chief to return to his plantation at Mount Vernon On April 30 1789 George Washington was sworn in as the first president of the United States under a new constitution that created a much stronger federal overnment than had existed under the Articles of ConfederationIn this book Edward J Larso In Larson focuses in on Washington s life between the end of the Revolution and the beginning of his Presidency During this time Washington presided over the Constitutional Convention which set up the new structure of overnment that would replace the pr. Pulitzer Prize winning historian Edward J Larson recovers a crucially important yet almost always overlooked chapter of George Washington’s life revealing how Washington saved the United States by coming out of retirement to lead the Constitutional Convention and serve as our first presidentAfter leading the Continental Army to victory in the Revolutionary War George Washington shocked the world he retired In December 1783 General Washington the most powerful man in the country stepped down as Commander in Chief and retur. The Return of George WashingtonOtherwise would have And Washington s patriotism and sense of civic duty were strong influences on the early shape of the United States overnmentAs with other biographies that only cover a limited time span students will want to supplement this volume with a eneral biography I d recommend this book for high schoolers on up as the subject matter is A BIT DRY FOR MOST YOUNGER READERS TASTES I bit dry for most younger readers tastes I this book through a Goodreads First Reads iveaway While American History isn t my forte I tend to favor British History for whatever reasons I still love reading about our presidents History for whatever reasons I still love reading about our presidents believe there is always to learn about their beliefs interests and accomplishmentsThis was actually the first book I ve ever read about Washington although I have a few others waiting in line on my shelves one Larson actually mentions in his intro written by Ron Chernow By the time I was about a uarter of the way into the book I d wished that I d picked up Chernow s book first to The Book of Leviathan get of a foundation to work off ofAs the cover clearly states this book is dedicated to the very specific time frame of 1783 1789 when Washington had entered his self proclaimed retirement Anyone who reads this book will discover that retirement clearly didn t suit him as he took a very active role in drafting and supporting the Constitution in addition to managing Mount Vernon and his various land holdingsI found the progression of the book to be a bit of a crash course since I haven t seriously tapped into American History prior to Andrew Jackson for aood ten years The narrative also reads like a textbook Some history books have a conversational tone to them which makes them a breeze to read through but this one was like a research paper not particularly a bad thing but you may not find yourself compelled to read it for several hours straight Larson also favors using lots of alliteration although I believe it s unintentional it causes for some very awkward sentencesSyntax issues aside this book is incredibly well researched and begins to pick up the pace prior to Washington s election Individual Rights vs State s Rights are called into uestion and the Federalists and Anti Federalists Nine Ghosts go at each other blow for blow Larson delves into the uncertainty of whether the Constitution would be accepted or not atreat length and at times it almost seems like a miracle that the Civil War didn t come around in the 1780s In short as Larson says at one point the Anti Federalists consistently speculated that there was an elite conspiracy to subjugate America I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in Washington particularly regarding his feelings about the presidency and the direction he envisioned our country to take Larson s book is also an excellent chronicle of Las Maravillosas Obras de Dios: Historias B�blicas Para La Familia government and politics during the late 1700s as his research encompasses many of the key players who helped shape the Constitution as well as the election process Overall this was areat read if just a little slow to شرح جامع مثنوى معنوى get through This was uite an informative read not just concerning a lesser known period in Washington s life but also re the development and ratification of the Constitution and the politicaloings on leading up to the first presidential and congressional electionsWhile this is not the focus of the book it may suggest some careful publicity or even duplicity on the part of the Federalists who worked so hard to et the constitution ratified If I remember what I ve learned about the Federalist Papers they took a somewhat narrower view of the Necessary and Proper Clause and the General Welfare Clause than the drafters initially intended Factually powerful but somewhat ponderous and slow Larson s work is not for the casual historian but is well worth the time and trouble with adept This is an amazingly detailed work on a period of Washington s life which is time and trouble with adept This is an amazingly detailed work on a period of Washington s life which is investigated and Larson is superb in his work I just wish his style was as lively as say Elli. Eorge Washington Reluctant but duty bound Washington rode to Philadelphia in the summer of 1787 to preside over the ConventionAlthough Washington is often overlooked in most accounts of the period this masterful new history from Pulitzer Prize winner Edward J Larson brilliantly uncovers Washington’s vital role in shaping the Convention and shows how it was only with Washington’s support and his willingness to serve as President that the states were brought together and ratified the Constitution thereby saving the countr. Oblematic Articles of Confederation Disclaimer I received this book through the Goodreads iveaway program on the premise that I would review it this book through the Goodreads Riding Hard giveaway program on the premise that I would review it copy is an Advance Reader s Edition and changes will be made in the final version including an index and illustrationsGeorge Washington first in war first in peace and first in the hearts of his countrymen has had areat number of books written about him However most of them are Arabian Challenge general biographies of his entire life or focus on his two most active periods being Commander in Chief of the American revolutionary forces and being the United States of America s first president This book covers the period between those two when Washington was trying to retire to his day job as a farm owner and landlordAs one might expect Washington being away in the war for eight years had done Mount Vernon no favors and there was much to set right In addition land that he owned in the west was either mismanaged or infested with suatters For these personal reasons and because he feared that the newly settled lands might pull away from the new republic unless there wereood communication routes Washington sponsored building a navigable waterway up the Potomac RiverUnfortunately for George it uickly became apparent that the Articles of Confederation weren t a sufficient framework to run the new country on The Continental Congress couldn t pay its bills including the back pay of the Revolutionary Army because the individual states didn t want to ive them any money And the Articles didn t allow them to force payment Kind of like how certain countries are perennially behind on their dues to the United Nations in the modern dayBad money policy led to hyperinflation in some states while too strict a money Sueeze In Massachusetts Led To in Massachusetts led to Rebellion when debtors could not et reliefSo a convention was called to fix some of the problems with the Der Verlorene Koffer: A Graded Reader for Beginning Students government only to have it taken over by those who felt a wholesale overhaul and a new constitution was the only way too forward Washington was reluctantly called forward to chair the convention and ILLERAMMA Kathalu give it the publicravitas it needed to be taken seriouslyThe convention adopted a strict rule of secrecy as to its proceedings and Mr Washington took this very seriously not writing any of the details in his diary or personal letters As he seldom spoke on the floor what was American Literature Student Text going through his head and what backroom conversations Washington might have been having are mostly unknown to usStill the convention came up with an innovative three part federalovernment with checks and balances built in Not everyone liked all the compromises made but as a process for amendment was included it was sent to the states who mostly voted for ratificationThe problem for Washington at that point was that the new Constitution called for a strong central executive the President And there was just one man the Federalists trusted to be the first Washington himself So he spent the first Presidential campaign not running for office but desperately trying to Cheyenne: A Sweet Historical Romance get on with his personal life before it was wrested away by his country againThere s an epilogue which briefly covers the Presidential years and Washington s later life There is a long endnotes section and several black and white illustrationsMind you this story isn t allood news George Washington like everyone else had his flaws The most pressing one is that he was a slaveowner one of the biggest in Virginia He seems to have been ambivalent on the subject of slavery regretting its necessity but always finding it economically unfeasible to do without buying slaves and only making ood slavery regretting its necessity but always finding it economically unfeasible to do without buying slaves and only making ood his promise to free his personal slaves in his willwith the actual freedom to be after Martha Washington s deathFor on one particular slave of the Washingtons see this articleHowever it seems likely that his slaveholding helped the Southern states accept the Constitution and the idea of a President willingly than they. Ned to private life at Mount Vernon Yet as Washington contentedly E.E. Cummings: The Art of His Poetry grew his estate the fledgling American experiment floundered Under the Articles of Confederation the weak centralovernment was unable to raise revenue to pay its debts or reach a consensus on national policy The states bickered and rew apart When a Constitutional Convention was established to address these problems its chances of success were slim Jefferson Madison and the other Founding Fathers realized that only one man could unite the fractious states ,

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