When, before Congress in Annapolis, General George Washington retired from the military on Dec. 23, 1783, he passed up a chance to do what every other revolutionary leader in history had done before him. Why didn't George Washington seize control of the United States when he had the chance, as his own men had pleaded with him to do? Why wait to become a civilian first? Or did Washington retire with no intention of ever getting back into public life? We explore the motives and factors underlying Washington's stunning military resignation and the key role that this act played in American history.
918.111.01 Homewood Campus Monday, Dec. 7, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost: $28
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