September 19

President George Washington gives his farewell address to the nation

September 19, 1796

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  • Lesson 3: George Washington: The Precedent President
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    Lesson 3: George Washington: The Precedent President

    George Washington became President—reluctantly—at a critical time in the history of the United States. The Confederation had threatened to unravel; the weak central government (which included a weak executive with the sole responsibility of presiding over meetings of Congress and no special power to initiate laws beyond that of any member of Congress, enforce laws, or check acts of Congress) created by the Articles of Confederation had failed.

English book illustrator Arthur Rackham born

September 19, 1867

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William Golding, English author, born

September 19, 1911