Putting the Constitution to work
The Nation chose one of its greatest all-time citizens, Washington, to guide the country through the first important years. Washington and his cabinet and the Congress set sound precedents and proved the workability of the government that the new Constitution had blueprinted. That men should read the blueprint differently was inevitable. Strong leaders like Hamilton and Jefferson differed in their conception of the government, but each man and each group of followers must share much of the credit for the successes achieved in the second stage of the “critical period.” The Constitution was working, and there was no reason to think that the change of management which the election of 1800 promised would affect the process.
John Francis Bannon; KETC, St. Louis; William J. Lesko
National Educational Television; Indiana University Audio-Visual Center
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1 Film (0:00:00); 16mm
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IULMIA Film Database: 40000003353622; Other: GR00451569; MDPI Barcode: 40000003353622
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