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By Kristen Woronoff

Provides the inaugural address(es) of every of the presidents, from George Washington via George W. Bush, besides short biographical info and ancient occasions of be aware in the course of their term(s) of workplace.

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To cherish peace and friendly intercourse with all nations having correspondent dispositions; to maintain sincere neutrality toward belligerent nations; to prefer in all cases amicable discussion and reasonable accommodation of differences to a decision of them by an appeal to arms; to exclude foreign intrigues and foreign partialities, so degrading to all countries and so baneful to free ones; to foster a spirit of independence too just to invade the rights of others, too proud to surrender our own, too liberal to indulge unworthy prejudices ourselves and too elevated not to look down upon them in others; to hold the union of the States as the basis of their peace and happiness; to support the Constitution, which is the cement of the Union, as well in its limitations as in its authorities;2 to respect the rights and authorities reserved to the States and to the people as equally incorporated with and essential to the success of the general system; to avoid the slightest interference with the right of conscience or the functions of religion, so wisely exempted from civil jurisdiction; to preserve in their full energy the other salutary provisions in behalf of private and personal rights, and of the freedom of the press; to observe economy in public expenditures; to liberate the public resources by an honorable discharge of the public debts; to keep within the requisite limits a standing military force, always remembering that an armed and trained militia is the firmest bulwark of republics—that without standing armies their liberty can never be in danger, nor with large ones safe; to promote by authorized means improvements friendly to QUOTES 1.

Madison, the “Father of the Constitution,” says that the limits of the document are just as agriculture, to manufactures, and to external as well as internal commerce; to favor in like manner the advancement of science and the diffusion of information as the best aliment to true liberty; to carry on the benevolent plans which have been so meritoriously applied to the conversion of our aboriginal neighbors from the degradation and wretchedness of savage life to a participation of the improvements of which the human mind and manners are susceptible in a civilized state—as far as sentiments and intentions such as these can aid the fulfillment of my duty, they will be a resource which can not fail me.

Embargo, of the press. S. ships from Madison was born leaving port to trade goods overseas. The Dolley in 1751 in Virginia. He embargo was highly unpopular among both Madison attended Princeton, where he studied ★ Madison was the first president to serve in Congress before taking office. history and government. In addition to writing ★ Madison was the first president to wear long pants instead of knee breeches. portions of the Virginia Constitution in 1776, ★ Madison was the shortest president to hold office-5’4”.

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