April 24, 2021

The Precedent Setting President: George Washington

The Precedent Setting President: George Washington

This episode I wrap up the Washington focus by diving into the first presidency of the United States.

While the election of George Washington was hardly a surprise, his interpretation of what it meant to be president left an undeniable mark on the institution. There is so much to cover about the man and the myth, so I focused this episode on some of the incredible firsts he achieved and traditions he started as our first president.

Sources Used In This Episode:

The Cabinet by Lindsay M. Chervinsky

Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow

President Washington’s First Term (1789-1792). Mountvernon.org (LINK)

President Washington’s Second Term (1793-1797). Mounvernon.org (LINK)

The Ultimate Guide to the Presidents: How the Presidency was Formed (1789-1825). History Channel. YouTube. (LINK)

George Washington: America’s First President and the Birth of a Nation. Biography. YouTube. 3.13.21 (LINK)

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