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Podcast: The presidency of George Washington

August 4, 2016 by NCC Staff


"General George Washington Resigning His Commission" by John Trumbull

As part of PoliticalFest, a nonpartisan festival held in conjunction with the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, the National Constitution Center—in partnership with George Washington's Mount Vernon—hosted leading presidential historians and constitutional scholars to discuss the nation’s first President and the lessons voters can draw when choosing a candidate in November.

Akhil Reed Amar is the Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University. Amar spoke about his most recent book, The Law of the Land, at the Center in May 2015; you can watch that program at Larson is University Professor and the Hugh & Hazel Darling Chair in Law at Pepperdine University. Larson spoke about his most recent book, The Return of George Washington, at the Center in October 2014; you can watch that program at Bradburn is the Founding Director of the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon.

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