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Opinion: Washington affirmed religious freedom’s importance to U.S.

Published 09/11/2009, President, Dakota Weslyan University

The stern and determined face on Mount Rushmore accurately portrays the temperament and personality of George Washington, America’s first president. Washington was amiable, modest and ambitious. His legendary self-control, silence in the face of criticism and aloofness were actually psychological tactics to control his temper and deep emotional passions.

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