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George Washington Says Goodbye

On September 19, 1796, President George Washington gave his farewell address. Washington warned the new nation of two concerns: tribalism and foreign affairs. With the new republic still grasping the Constitution, Washington begins by reminding the citizenry of its importance. He reminds them how important a federal government for all Americans remains. “[A]ll the parts …

Executive Order 9835, Communists, and Harry S. Truman

Executive Order 9835

My Country – Executive Order 9835 On March 21, 1947, President Truman issued executive order 9835. As previously noted, the program forced federal employees to loyalty pledges. ¬†“Loyalty boards were established to ascertain not only the ‘disloyal’ but also the ‘potentially disloyal’ employees. Appeals were allowed to a review board, but none to the courts.” …