President George Washington 's Principles Of Rule Essay

1223 Words Dec 9th, 2015 5 Pages
Times may be changing, but traditions hold true. Said best by the first father of our country, “Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force! Like fire, it is a dangerous servant, and a fearful master.” President George Washington understood the discipline, consistency, and lucidity requisite to consolidate a growing nation. Undeniably, his sharp mind and innate governance sustained a widespread sense of triumph, pride, and purpose among citizens that we Americans have long since faced for ourselves. Later disobeying Washington’s principles of rule, those who followed in his footsteps have consequentially led our country to its downward demise.

From 1775-1783, colonists battled for their freedom. Soldiers at war not only defied Britain, their foremost opponent, but fellow settlers of the American territory. Known as “Patriots,” those who rebelled fought the seemingly insurmountable. Others, known as “Loyalists” thought Patriots to be foolish British subjects powerless without their motherland. More than one hundred thousand fled to Canada, England, and the Bahamas. Considerably the first form of political parties held in our country, the superficially insignificant separation of society would later sink to unexpected depths. (“A. Loyalists vs Patriots The Argument”, Web). To our new nation’s relief, George Washington’s inauguration as the first president of the United States of America was held on April 30, 1789. In his eight years holding…

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