The Presidency Of George Washington Summary

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Book Review The book “The Presidency of George Washington” by Forest McDonald mostly concentrates on presidential organizations. It talks about how the presidency of George Washington was one of the most significant events in the history of the United States of America. Also, it discusses social factions, national opinionated politics, war debt, and the regulation of the state and federal governments. McDonald, proclaims that, the office of president may have not existed today if not for Washington. He clarifies that George Washington was a man of honor, and because of what he did, was made into a memorable image. However, he emphasizes that George Washington was not an executive master-mind. McDonald mentions that cabinet members and advisors …show more content…
For example, in the first chapter, McDonald speaks of George Washington with admiration and quotes that distinguish who he was as a person and as a president, but, after a few chapters, he stops including George Washington into his deliberations. I understand the fact that he has to give details about other individuals too, however, in my point of view, I think he should have found a way to connect his organized details back to George Washington for the first chapters. Due to his failure in doing so in the beginning, I was on the verge of getting bored of the book. I was about to stop reading it since it felt like George Washington was no longer the writer’s primary …show more content…
I liked the details that the author provided for some characters in it. For instance, I liked the description of Jefferson when he was explaining how the system of George Washington worked. (40). Due to his description, it was easy for me to fully comprehend how the system of George Washington operated. Overall, this book, was an interesting and a good one to read. I gained a lot of knowledge about George Washington’s presidency. The author’s clarifications, when talking about different personalities and acts of different individuals, showed more meaning to the presidency of George Washington. He made convincing arguments by describing characters such as Hamilton, and the part people played in the presidency. Because he included such detail, I believe that anyone who is curious about George Washington’s presidency would enjoy reading it to some

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