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In this episode of the FedSoc Films Podcast Dr. Matthew Spalding (Hillsdale College), Dr. Jeffry Morrison (Christopher Newport University), and Dr. W.B. Allen (Michigan State University) discuss how much George Washington’s presumed role as America’s first president shaped the framing of Article II of the Constitution, as well as other fascinating facts about Washington. This episode expands on the discussion from our short film American Cincinnatus: George Washington Lays Down His Sword that chronicles one of the biggest decisions by America’s first president by exploring the parallels between founding farmer turned founding father George Washington, and the Roman statesman, Cincinnatus, who like Washington was a successful general and politician who gave up power and returned to life as citizen.

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