New York, NY — Manhattan's oldest existing house was built in 1756 as a summer retreat for loyalist British Lieutenant Colonel Roger Morris and his wife. It served briefly as Washington's headquarters in 1776; includes 12 restored period rooms.
During the war ... Washington thought his way to federalism, long before a Federalist Party existed. He believed in a strong central government, supreme over the states; a strong financial system on the British model, with taxes to fund its debt; a flourishing commerce to create prosperity (and to train seamen for a powerful navy, which would in turn protect shipping); and a strong military. And most officers came out of the experience of the Revolution with the same views.
— Myron Magnet
The Founders at Home: The Building of America, 1735 - 1817 (2014)
THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION AT PORTREVOLT
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