Perhaps the greatest thing George Washington ever did was step away from the Presidency. There were many at the time our country was founded who wanted to make him King. He turned that down. Then they wanted to make him President for Life. But he also turned that down.
He walked away.
Not many people willingly walk away from power.
When I wrote The Jefferson Allegiance several years ago, I did a lot of research on the Founding Fathers and how they viewed politics and government. Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton disagreed on many things, but one thing they both had concerns about was a President who ran amok.
At the core of the story is a document that Jefferson and Hamilton broker to place a secret control on the government; specifically the President.
Steeped in history, The Jefferson Allegiance is one of my best reviewed books and hit #2 nationally at Barnes and Noble when it was released. It seems more current than ever before.