This last weekend 18 teachers came to Alexandria, Virginia for a Liberty Fund Colloquia on George Washington. Topics of conversation considered Washington’s early life and the beginning of the Revolution and his advocacy for Federalism and Republicanism. Teachers discussed the complexities of his first and second Presidencies, and the difficulty of setting new precedents while always remaining committed to the limits set forth within the Constitution. We spoke at great length of Washington’s virtue, integrity, character and commitment to his nation. Washington set for the standard by which all future Presidents were and are judged. After a long day of thoughtful discussion, teachers toured the Mount Vernon estate and the Presidential Museum.