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George Washington: Indispensable

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  • Essay length: 1726 words
  • Submitted: 21/09/2004
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University Degree UK Government & Parliamentary Studies

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Erik Cronkrite

George Washington: Indispensable

Indispensable a word meaning absolutely necessary1, is significant when analyzing the Presidency of George Washington a man whom James T. Flexner described as "the indispensable man." Being described indispensable can have lofty very expectations. People might say that this was a great compliment and others might say a statement that says one's indispensability lends itself to be scrutinized by critics. Boldly stating George Washington was absolutely necessary, essential, and irreplaceable, James Flexner proposed an interesting question: Could the young republic of the United States have survived with similar success had Washington not been the original executor? This essay will analyze the political significance of George Washington as the first American President by mentioning two important accomplishments and failures throughout his Presidency using the biography Patriarch: George Washington and the New American Nation by Robert Norton Smith as the backbone of historical information. The argument that Washington was indispensable, must be shown by providing arguments that prove that nobody else could have taken his place at the time. The Patriarch: George Washington and the New American Nation leans towards two possible political figures that could have replaced Washington at the time. These

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