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Discovering America: George Washington's Journey to a New Nation

Referent: Prof. Timothy H. Breen | Moderation: Prof. Dr. Michael Hochgeschwender

27.11.2014 um 18:15 Uhr

During his first days in office as president, George Washington organized a journey that fundamentally changed how the American people perceived their relationship with the new federal government. It is a legacy that endures to this day. Drawing upon his immense popularity, Washington envisioned his ambitious tour of all thirteen states as a way to transform the abstract language of the Constitution into a powerful, highly personal argument for a strong federal union. Drawing on his forthcoming book Discovering America, Breen explores how Washington and the American people invented new ways to perform republican government.

Timothy H. Breen ist Professor für Amerikanische Geschichte an der Northwestern University. Im Wintersemester 2014/15 hält er sich als Visiting Fellow am CAS auf.

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