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Meet George Washington: The Man Behind Myth + Bonus MP4 Download DVD

Meet George Washington: The Man Behind Myth + Bonus MP4 Download DVD
Meet George Washington: The Man Behind Myth + Bonus MP4 Download DVD
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The Flesh-And-Blood Man Behind The Graven Image - A Documentary Biography Of George Washington's Life, His Military And His Political Career, Hosted By Jack Perkins, The Greatest Television Documentary Host Of The Golden Age Of Cable Television (Color, 1992, 46 Minutes) PLUS BONUS TITLE: CAVALCADE OF AMERICA: GEORGE WASHINGTON, An Episode Of The Venerable 1935-1953 Radio Anthology Drama Series (April 28, 1937, Audio Only, 31 Minutes) -- All Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS As An MP4 Video Download Or Archival Quality All Regions Format DVD!


Some people think that it's unfair that George Washington and Abraham Lincoln have to share the holiday observance of President's Day. This documentary rectifies the situation a bit by giving George Washington, if not his own day, then his own documentary. Aside from the "cherry tree" legend, most of us know little about George Washington. Over the years, we've converted him into an awe-inspiring idol - cold, remote, stern, forbidding, the great American father figure, a withering stare peering out from a dollar bill. This documentary set takes a look at the flesh-and-blood man behind the graven image - a man not afraid to weep openly as he did when he bid his troops farewell at the end of the American Revolutionary War, a man filled with a sense of his own shortcomings as well as the moral call to duty, and a man who said of himself "I have a heart susceptible to the tenderest passion".

George Washington, American founding father, general, politician, statesman, first President of the United States from 1789 to 1797 (February 22, 1732 - December 14, 1799) was born in Westmoreland County, Virginia. He led Patriot forces to victory in the nation's War for Independence. He presided at the Constitutional Convention of 1787 which established the U.S. Constitution and a federal government. Washington has been called the "Father of His Country" for his manifold leadership in the formative days of the new nation. Washington received his initial military training and command with the Virginia Regiment during the French And Indian War. He was later elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses and was named a delegate to the Continental Congress, where he was appointed Commanding General of the Continental Army. He commanded American forces, allied with France, in the defeat and surrender of the British during the Siege Of Yorktown, and resigned his commission in 1783 after the signing of the Treaty Of Paris. Washington played a key role in the adoption and ratification of the Constitution and was then elected president by the Electoral College in the first two elections. He implemented a strong, well-financed national government while remaining impartial in a fierce rivalry between cabinet members Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton. During the French Revolution, he proclaimed a policy of neutrality while sanctioning the Jay Treaty. He set enduring precedents for the office of president, including the title "President of the United States", and his Farewell Address is widely regarded as a pre-eminent statement on republicanism. Washington owned slaves for labor and trading, and supported measures passed by Congress protecting slavery, in order to preserve national unity. He later became troubled with the institution of slavery and freed his slaves in a 1799 will. He endeavored to assimilate Native Americans into Western culture, but responded to their hostility in times of war. He was a member of the Anglican Church and the Freemasons, and he urged broad religious freedom in his roles as general and president. On December 14, 1799, Washington died in his bedchamber at his home in Mount Vernon, New York, aged 67; his will stipulated that his slaves shall be freed upon the death of his wife, Martha. His will also outlined his desire to be buried at home at Mount Vernon. Washington additionally made provisions for a new brick tomb to be constructed after his death, which would replace the original yet quickly deteriorating family burial vault. In 1831, Washington’s body was transferred to the new tomb, along with the remains of Martha Washington and other family members. He has been memorialized by monuments, art, geographical locations, stamps, and currency, and many scholars and polls rank him among the greatest American presidents.