George Washington's Farewell Address Summary

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This chapter describes George Washington’s Farewell address which had been published as an article to the people of the United States. The article has become known as “Washington’s Farewell Address”. George Washington had died December 14th, 1799. Washington’s Farewell address was originally wrote to bring an end to Washington’s first term. However, Washington’s advisers convinced him into staying a second term. Following the end of his second term, George Washington had requested help from Alexander Hamilton to aid in constructing his farewell address that was previously drafted by James Madison. Washington’s farewell was based upon his ideas. The main issues of this address were religion, stabilizing public credit, the federal government,
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