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" With me, a predominant motive has been to endeavor to gain time to our country to settle and mature its yet recent institutions, and to progress, without interruption, to that degree of strength and consistency, which is necessary to give it, humanly... "
Washington's Farewell Address: Delivered September 17th, 1796 - Side 24
av George Washington - 1861 - 24 sider
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U.S. Presidents as Orators: A Bio-critical Sourcebook

Halford Ross Ryan - 1995 - 390 sider
...Neutrality as "the index to my plan," he claimed his predominant motive was to give the new nation time to "progress without interruption to that degree of...consistency which is necessary to give it, humanly speaking, command of its own fortunes." Whatever errors he might have made were unintentional; he wished his...
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A Sacred Union of Citizens: George Washington's Farewell Address and the ...

Matthew Spalding, Patrick J. Garrity - 1996 - 216 sider
...told us in the Farewell Address, was designed "to gain time for our country to settle and mature its recent institutions, and to progress, without interruption,...consistency, which is necessary to give it, humanly speaking, command of its own fortunes."10 Washington here set out the central, definitive objective of American...
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American Presidents: Farewell Messages to the Nation, 1796-2001

Gleaves Whitney - 2003 - 477 sider
...not just principle at work. Washington explained that, "With me a predominant motive [for neutrality] has been to endeavor to gain time to our country to...humanly speaking, the command of its own fortunes." Finally, the term "entangling alliances" is not in the text — that is a summation almost universally...
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History of American Political Thought

Bryan-Paul Frost, Jeffrey Sikkenga - 2003 - 834 sider
...that suggests America should be a "slave" neither to hatred of Britain nor to adoration of France: "a predominant motive has been to endeavor to gain...consistency, which is necessary to give it, humanly speaking, command of its own fortunes" (fF973, 977). America now is a lone superpower. Washington's prudential...
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The First New Nation: The United States in Historical and Comparative ...

Seymour Martin Lipset - 1979 - 366 sider
...at least as necessary to fix the true character of government as of other human institutions. . . . "With me ... a predominant motive has been, to endeavor to gain time for our country to settle and mature its yet recent institutions, and to progress without interruption...
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American Defense Policy

Paul J. Bolt, Damon V. Coletta, Collins G. Shackelford - 2005 - 479 sider
...adoration of France. He cites no names, presumably to avoid offense but also to state a general principle: "a predominant motive has been to endeavor to gain...consistency, which is necessary to give it, humanly speaking, command of its own fortunes" (W, 973, 977). His main concern was that the nation be independent enough...
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On the Wing of Speed: George Washington And the Battle of Yorktown

Donald T Phillips - 2006 - 412 sider
...nation's first president. "My hope was to gain time for our country to settle and mature," he said, "and to progress without interruption to that degree...humanly speaking, the command of its own fortunes." In December 1799, while inspecting his property at Mount Vernon, Washington was caught in a surprise...
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Union 1812: The Americans who Fought the Second War of Independence

A. J. Langguth - 2006 - 482 sider
...alliances with any portion of the foreign world." Washington said that his own motive had been to try "to gain time to our country to settle and mature its yet recent institutions." is 75 Abigail Adams John Adams Chapter Four ADAMS (1797-1801) Since Abigail Adams had been ailing and...
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George Washington for Kids: His Life and Times With 21 Activities

Brandon Marie Miller - 2007 - 144 sider
...Alliances, with any portion of the foreign world." On Neutrality: "With me, a predominant motive has been to ... gain time to our Country to settle and mature...strength and consistency, which is necessary to give it ... the command of its own fortunes." On Retirement: Washington promised himself "the sweet enjoyment...
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George Washington and the Art of Business: The Leadership Principles of ...

Mark McNeilly - 2008 - 224 sider
...his time in office, they were by no means intentional, and that the major goal of his presidency had been to "endeavor to gain time to our country to settle...humanly speaking, the command of its own fortunes." Indeed he had. Washington said his good-byes at the inauguration of new president John Adams on March...
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