President Washington's First Visit to the Senate

Senate Historian Emeritus Richard Baker told the story of President George Washington personally paying a visit to the Senate to lobby the… read more

Senate Historian Emeritus Richard Baker told the story of President George Washington personally paying a visit to the Senate to lobby the body for its immediate approval of a treaty. Rebuffed by the Senate and told to come back later for a decision, the first president never visited the chamber again for this purpose as the institution flexed its muscles in the area of advice and consent. close

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President Washington's First Visit to the Senate

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Program ID:
455862-5
Category:
Interview
Format:
Interview
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Dec 03, 2018 | 7:34pm EST | C-SPAN.org

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  • Dec 03, 2018 | 7:34pm EST | C-SPAN.org