"Sacred fire of liberty": The constitutional origins of Washington's first inaugural address

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Abstract

The nation's first presidential inaugural address embodies key tensions shaping the origins and development of republican government. A close reading of the text suggests how Washington sought their resolution by reasserting the importance of virtue to the American experiment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)397-425
Number of pages29
JournalRhetoric and Public Affairs
Volume19
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Communication
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Linguistics and Language

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