George Washington’s Final Battle: The Epic Struggle to Build a Capital City and a Nation
George Washington is remembered for leading the Continental Army to victory, presiding over the Constitution, and forging a new nation, but few know the story of his involvement in the establishment of a capital city. In George Washington's Final Battle, Robert P. Watson brings this tale to life, telling how the country's first president tirelessly advocated for a capital on the shores of the Potomac. This little-known story of founding intrigue throws George Washington's political acumen into sharp relief and provides a historical lesson in leadership and consensus-building.
US National Archives
College of Arts and Sciences
US National Archives. (2021, February 16). George Washington’s final battle: The epic struggle to build a capital city and a nation [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eSfJVsF2UU