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When Washington Walked Away from Power

How We Became America: The Untold Story

Having led his Continental Army to victory over the British, many expected General George Washington to follow the model of European monarchs and dictators by declaring himself the ruler of a new nation: the United States. Instead, he cemented his place as a different kind of leader, a genuine public servant, and true revolutionary. (Runtime 2:43)

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