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“George Washington, Inventor of the Presidency,”with Denver Brunsman, associate professor of history at George Washington University and lecturer at Mount Vernon.
Come to the Bier Baron Tavern on Presidents’ Day to learn about George Washington, the president who started it all.
Profs and Pints crowd pleaser Denver Brunsman returns to its stage to discuss the challenges that Washington faced in not only being the first president, but of essentially having to create the office of the presidency.
Conventions that we take for granted today, including the inaugural address, the cabinet, and the role of commander in chief, all originated with Washington.
Underrated as a politician, he applied his political skill and leadership to establish the authority of the new federal government under the Constitution, all while also staying true to the republican ideals of the American Revolution.
Professor Brunsman will close with songs and toasts dedicated to Washington on his day. Huzzah!
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Profs and Pints brings college faculty members into bars, cafés, company offices, and other off-campus venues to share their knowledge. They speak on subjects of broad interest, including local history, their region’s environment, emerging trends in business or politics, and the ideas and innovations transforming our society and culture. In addition, Profs and Pints instructors offer practical instruction that improves lives. They can teach skills such as how to write persuasively, plant a garden, tend to mind and body, or plan for retirement.
Profs and Pints offers you all of this without asking that you apply for admission, pay steep tuition, or worry about quizzes or grades. At most, you might need to buy a modestly priced ticket to get in the door. Depending on where the event is staged, you may be able to order tasty beers, delicious meals, or hot espresso to go with all of that knowledge you’ll take in.
You won’t earn college credits but you’ll leave knowing more.
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