Oil on canvas; height: 123.19 cm (48.5 in), width: 101.28 cm (39.88 in). Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME.
Thomas Jefferson, 1805—07
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.