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How George Washington Spoke (Brief Thoughts)
Do You Speak Presidential? Track that Word! Learn about U. Additional Resources Standard American Index. Email this page Print. How should a President talk? George Washington never spoke publicly for more than ten minutes because his false teeth required him to keep his jaws clenched, yet his lofty rhetoric established the presidency as a dignified institution.
There are others who believe that some of these men are unworthy of our attention because they owned slaves, Washington, Jefferson, Clark among them, but not Adams. They failed to rise above their time and place, though Washington but not Jefferson freed his slaves. But history abounds with ironies. These men, the founding fathers and brothers, established a system of government that, after much struggle, and the terrible violence of the Civil War, and the civil rights movement led by black Americans, did lead to legal freedom for all Americans and movement toward equality. In I was a visiting professor at the University of Wisconsin. The History Club there asked me to participate in a panel discussion on "Political Correctness and the University. I remarked to her that when I began teaching I had required students to read five or six books each semester, but I had cut that back to three or four or else the students would drop my course.
The accent back then was probably nothing like what we think of as a Southern accent now or a New England accent now, so we tried to find the root of the accents. For Washington, it was a little bit of Cornwall, that western country English accent with a trace of farmer.
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Civil War scholar Harold Holzer helps to decode what spectators heard when the 16th president spoke
George Washington is best remembered as the first President of the United States, but there might not ever have been a United States, had Washington not so ably performed in the role for which he seemed to have been born: Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army. - All rights reserved.
For all that we know about the physicality of George Washington, how he sounded is less certain. However, there is some evidence that suggests what Washington might have sounded like. Such as, his family background, the region of the country he lived in, and what his contemporaries said about his voice. Modern actors have used this information to portray Washington, and over time, these portrayals have developed and changed. Due to the impact that portrayals can have on our understanding of the past, digging into primary and sources and comparing facts to later portrayals is key to understanding the difference between fact and fiction. In many early depictions of Washington, he is portrayed by actors with an English accent. Love, from England originally, speaks with a deep voice and an English accent.