The Father of Our Country Births a Republic Historian Forrest McDonald describes how George Washington -- a man who many of his time would have accepted as a new monarch -- modestly assumed the duties of the presidency. He shaped the office and the nation forevermore.
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The Father of Our Country Births a Republic

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The Father of Our Country Births a Republic

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Historian Forrest McDonald describes how George Washington — a man who many of his time would have accepted as a new monarch — modestly assumed the duties of the presidency. He shaped the office and the nation forevermore.