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Summary Of George Washington's Farewell Address

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  • on February 26, 2012
  • Category: History
  • Length: 516 words

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George Washington explains on in his farewell speech that he had strong desires to end his precedency after his first term. So much as to already prepare a speech but he reflected on the state of the country. He understood there were already divisions among parties that potentially divide the country further,   “The acceptance of, and continuance hitherto in, the office to which your suffrages have twice called me have been a uniform sacrifice of inclination to the opinion of duty and to a deference for what appeared to be your desire. I constantly hoped that it would have been much earlier in my power, consistently with motives which I was not at liberty to disregard, to return to that retirement from which I had been reluctantly drawn. The strength of my inclination to do this, previous to the last election, had even led to the preparation of an address to declare it to you; but mature reflection on the then perplexed and critical posture of our affairs with foreign nations, and the unanimous advice of persons entitled to my confidence, impelled me to abandon the idea”. It was obvious that President Washington’s retirement wasn’t popular with the American People.  
Washington expressed humiliation in that even though he was highly favored by his constituents and received several honored it’s because of the people that America has prospered.   Washington explained that has learned from the resolve of the people. It’s almost as if Washington defined American Patriotism, telling citizens to love their country don’t just view it as a country that is bonded by a Constitution. Even though a unified Government provides freedom, security, and prosperity “much pains will be taken: o sustains such virtues. Washington avidly believed that religion was something that citizens had to be strong in to develop America the right way. . He expressed that religious standards highlighted the most prized foundations of any person when it came to property, freedoms, and prosperity,...

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