George Washington as a Leader

Landsdowne paintingWhen the U.S. Constitution was ratified and George Washington was elected as the first President of the United States of America, not only was a new nation created, but also a new culture.

This new nation was based on the founding principles of honesty, human rights, and virtue. The nation provided as John Adams described it: “a light on a hill” for all to look to admire, and duplicate. There was an excellence for other nations, and peoples, to strive after.

The creation of the United State of America gave other nations an understanding that the United States of America is a place where people could be free. They would be free to practice their religion as they chose, free to think whatever was on their minds, and even free to speak those thoughts. read more