George Washington s Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior

Author: George Washington
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402249527
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"Labour to keep alive in your breast that little celestial fire called conscience." "Run not in the streets. . .nor with mouth open; go not upon the toes nor in a dancing fashion." George Washington was known as a remarkably modest and courteous man. Humility and flawless manners were so ingrained in his character that he rarely if ever acted without them. The "Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior" that governed Washington's etiquette were by turns practical, inspirational and curious. These rules are as instructive and invaluable today as they were hundreds of years ago. George Washington's Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior includes the complete text of the rules, as well as famous Washington writings such as: -Farewell to the Armies speech -Inaugural Address -Retirement Address -Address at the End of His Presidency

GEORGE WASHINGTONS RULES OF CI

Author: Moncure Daniel Conway
Publisher: Blurb
ISBN: 9781366500687
Format: PDF
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It were a noble task for any competent hand to adapt the Rules given in this volume, and those of the later French work, and still more those of Master Obadiah Walker's book on -Education,- to the conditions and ideas of our time, for the use of schools. From the last-named work, that of a Master of University College, Oxford, I will take for my conclusion a pregnant passage. -The greatest Magnetismes in the World are Civility, Conforming to the innocent humours, and infirmities, sometimes, of others, readiness to do courtesies for all, Speaking well of all behind their backs. And sly Affability, which is not only to be used in common and unconcerning speech, but upon all occasions. A man may deny a request, chide, reprehend, command &c. affably, with good words, nor is there anything so harsh which may not be inoffensively represented.

George Washington s Farewell Address

Author: George Washington
Publisher: Krill Press via PublishDrive
ISBN: 1518309402
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Every American is taught a pristine narrative of the life and legacy of George Washington and can easily recite the highlights of the "Father of Our Country". The remarkable Virginian led an under-resourced, rag-tag army to ultimate victory in the American Revolution before becoming the nation's first president, setting it on its path toward superpower status. He may not have actually chopped down a cherry tree or tossed a silver dollar across the Potomac, but his contemporaries considered his character above reproach. When Washington voluntary resigned as commander of the armies, he stunned the world. Everyone in the colonies and the world realized that Washington, at the head of the last army standing in the colonies, could have made himself king of the new United States on the spot, and it would have been a move supported by his rank and file soldiers. Instead, Washington became the first Westerner to voluntarily demobilize his army, ensuring civilian control of the new nation. King George III called Washington "the greatest character of the age" for making that decision. As President from 1788-1796, Washington set every precedent for the executive branch of the new government, from forming a "Cabinet" to limiting himself to two terms. He even set precedents with his farewell address, which helped guide the policies of subsequent administrations.

Founding Father

Author: Richard Brookhiser
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684831422
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A revisionist biography of George Washington chronicles his quarter-century career in public life, from his heroic deeds as a leader through the legacy that has been passed down to his political descendants

George Washington s Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior

Author: George Washington
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1442222328
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Taking his inspiration from a 16th century French manual on etiquette, young George Washington compiled his own set of instructions under the title, The Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior. These concise rules to live by have been studied and copied by millions of readers eager to absorb Washington’s secrets of success in life and work. Neither unduly severe nor sentimental, the rules have stood the test of time and still reverberate today.

Washington on Courage

Author: George Washington
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1620873907
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George Washington was the senior officer of the colonial forces during the first stages of the French and Indian War, the commander in chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolution, the man who presided over the Constitutional Convention that drafted the United States Constitution, and the first president of what became the United States of America; is it any wonder we look to this brave and forward-thinking man for inspiration on how to live with courage and honor? Including letters to friends and foes during the French and Indian War and the American Revolution, orders and instructions to the troops, and speeches he gave during his life, collected here are essays and advice by George Washington on living a courageous life.

The Journal of Major George Washington 1754

Author: George Washington
Publisher: Krill Press via PublishDrive
ISBN: 1518316638
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In 1753, the British and French found themselves engaged in a border dispute along the Ohio River near Pennsylvania. With the French building fortresses on land the British claimed as their own, the British authorities decided to step in by delivering a letter to the French demanding that they remove themselves from British land. That October, the Governor of Virginia sent a young, 22 year old major in the Virginia militia to deliver the letter. That major was none other than George Washington, who volunteered to carry a letter from the governor of Virginia to the French commander of the forts recently built on the headwaters of the Ohio River in northwestern Pennsylvania. Washington and his superiors were already aware of the French forces’ machinations, and Washington strove to do far more than just deliver a letter. In the journal he kept, Washington describes how he practiced diplomacy to keep the Native leaders allied to the English cause, as well as how he interviewed French deserters. With his background in land surveying, he reported on the extent of French military posts between New Orleans and the Great Lakes, and he skillfully reconnoitered the Forks of the Ohio with an eye to the proper site for building a fort. He even went so far as to inspect and report on the construction of the new French forts, and he made estimates of their strength and preparations for the following year’s expeditions. All of this information would come in handy when Washington and the British found themselves in the midst of a border dispute over that same territory the following year, which would trigger the French & Indian War in North America, and the Seven Years War across the Atlantic. Washington’s journal of his journey was reprinted throughout the colonies and became popular reading in the Empire.

George Washington the Writer

Author: Carolyn P. Yoder
Publisher: Calkins Creek
ISBN:
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A selection of the first President's writings follows his life from an entry in his journal written as a teenager to his last diary entry written the day before he died, showing a man who was dedicated to his family, friends, home, and the country he helped shape.