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Lecture – “Founding Friendship: George Washington, James Madison, and the Creation of the American Republic”
June 4 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
On Sunday, June 4 at 1:30 PM, join Stuart Leibiger as he discusses his book Founding Friendship: George Washington, James Madison, and the Creation of the American Republic. Dr. Leibiger analyzes the rise and fall of the friendship and political collaboration between these two Revolutionary Statesmen. After teaming up to help win American Independence, Washington and Madison cooperated on the framing and ratification of the U.S. Constitution. When Washington took office as first president, Madison was his right-hand man and confidant, providing advice on policy and precedents. With the rise of the Federalist and Republican parties, however, Washington and Madison gradually drifted apart personally and ideologically, and eventually ended up as political enemies.
This event will be held in-person in the Visitor Center. It will also be live-streamed on Zoom. Log-in information will be sent following registration. Registration is required for both in-person and virtual attendance. Click here to register on the DCNR website.