Seven thoughts on a second EU referendum Ms Greening, who supported Remain in the EU referendum, is the highest profile ex-Cabinet minister to call for a second referendum. She said there were other senior Conservatives who agreed with her stance, adding that people who supported Leave in the referendum would also feel the government's approach is "not what they voted for". In her article in the Times, she lambasted the PM's Brexit blueprint, saying:
I have revised this and the other three chapters of my history of Washington, which takes the story to You can find the new version, which has more illustrations at my blog Washington Examined The General and the Plan In there was no room in the American dream for a cozy capital.
On January 22 George Washington chose an undulating plain of well drained fields and forests along the Potomac River for the site. That seemingly inconvenient distance would allow not only buildings larger than any then extant in the nation to house the government, but it was expected that much prime real estate would fill rapidly with the seats of gentlemen and foreign embassies.
And along the extensive waterfront a mile or two away there would be quays and commercial houses serving the world with American exports.
Here was a capital not merely designed to form a place of union for disparate states, but to form in itself a true metropolis, a mother city, exhibiting all the fruits of American civilization. In the reason for such a pretense to grandeur was self-evident to most Americans.
Their nation, then stretching from the Atlantic stalemated business plan the Mississippi, was destined to grow, and its capital destined to be a Seat of Empire, not merely the midpoint of thirteen rebellious colonies.
Why did Washington get it wrong? He understood that when, by law, the federal government moved to the new capital inthe legislators and paid clerks working in the federal bureaucracy would not fill the city.
But Washington saw the Potomac as the route down which most American goods would stream to world markets. He did not get this impression from merely looking at a map showing the Potomac so close to the West. Growing up along Virginia tidewater, Washington was no stranger to the Potomac. For his older brother Lawrence, the river was the road to blue water and the world beyond.
He served with Admiral Vernon in Bermuda, and named the home he built on the Potomac, a few miles south of the future capital, after that worthy. Soldiers who served in the campaigns against the French, as well as soldiers in the Revolutionary War, were paid in part with warrants for deeds to land in the west.
Washington also bought warrants from other veterans and became the owner of some 30, acres in western Virginia, western Pennsylvania and southeastern Ohio.
Ina year after retiring as commander of the continental army, he toured the upper Potomac again. In he became president of the Potomac Company, which he organized to build the series of locks needed to ease navigation down the river. James Madison wrote at the time, "the earnestness with which he espouses the undertaking is hardly to be described.
In the seventeenth century the Piscataway Indians prospered as they traded with whites to the south and other Indian tribes to the north. Captain Henry Fleet was taken aback when Piscataways could quote the price Canadian Indians were getting for furs.
After escaping from an attempted massacre inthe Piscataways left the Potomac Valley, and bythree ports surrounded the future site of the capital: The land in between seemed good for farming and in the s two towns were planned not far from the future sites of the Capitol and White House: Carrollsburg, named after the powerful Maryland family organizing it, and Hamburg, founded by Germans who, when it came time to put axe to tree and clear the land, decided to settle in Hagerstown, Maryland, richer farmland up river.
Then Congress almost moved to the area. In a demonstration by soldiers of the unpaid Pennsylvania Line prompted Congress to leave Philadelphia and convene in Princeton, New Jersey. Not a few cities and would-be cities from the Hudson River to the Potomac began letting it be known that they too were eager to bed and board congressmen.
Congress tentatively decided to split its sessions between Georgetown and Trenton, New Jersey, but, ridiculed as a congress on wheels, changed its mind, and convened in New York City in and stayed in that very convenient city through The site of the capital was left up to Congress, which first met in New York City where the Confederation Congress adjourned.
Most thought New York too far north, so promoters of the Potomac, Delaware, Susquehanna rivers, as well as Baltimore, began vying for the prize.
The Compromise of settled the issue. In return Hamilton would find northern votes for leaving New York, convening the next Congress in Philadelphia and creating a permanent seat of government on the Potomac to be ready for Congress in The temporary move to Philadelphia placated Morris and enough Pennsylvania congressmen so they would not scuttle the deal.Start studying Chapter The Stalemated Seventies.
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