Hmm...Who from history does my interpretation of "Our Failure, Our Duty" best represent?
Oh George my dear, you truly know how to get any job done! That's why I love you!
I'm leaving office very soon. Therefore, I must think of helpful advice to give this young nation if they want to be able to survive the obstacles that lay ahead for the country!
According to David McCullough, "Our Failure, Our Duty" represents how people in today's age have failed to share the stories of the past with today's generation. However, it then becomes our duty to share these stories of the past in order to prevent future generations from becoming historically illiterate
With unity there is greater strength, greater resource, and proportionately greater security from danger!
The first person to come to mind when thinking about who represents "Our failure, Our Duty" the best is George Washington. For McCullough, not only does the failing to share the stories of the past have to do with the topic, it also deals with the failures and duties of Washington himself.
Without me being the first President of the United States, the history of presidents as we know it would have been completely different!
Hello my fellow American Citizens! I am your President!
Due to all the drama going on in America at the time, Washington resigns as president and writes a Farewell Address to the nation. In his address, he provides the country with warnings and guidelines to follow so that they may continue to thrive as the country he envisioned them to be.
Washington stressed in his speech that the country should avoid long-term alliances with foreign nations, avoid the formation of political parties since it would create division and result in the termination of unity in this country, and that fair and equitable trade would help benefit the nation’s economy in the best way possible.
As the first president of the United States, Washington persevered through many obstacles thrown his way when it came to correcting issues with the country. Through Washington's experience in office, he fulfilled his duties as president by laying down the foundation for American government and setting numerous precedents for the future leaders to follow after him.
Washington's Farewell Address is frequently talked about because his advice towards the young nation back then can still be applied in today's time. His influence allows us to fulfill our duty of sharing stories of the past because future generations will understand how important his advice and guidelines are for the growing country. As a result of this, the next generation of people will have the knowledge to know how to stop problems similar to Washington's warnings in the future.