George Washington's Farewell Speech Analysis

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The farewell speech by George Washington acts as a framework for our future Presidents of this country. The speech is full of conventions that are now part of the administrative framework and act as a ‘Bible’ for running the government. One of his first decisions was to reject proposals for a good part of his followers, to become the new king of the colonies. Washington was clear in not repeating the monarchical and absolutist experience just like the rest of Europe, and insisted vehemently on a balanced approach between the republican, federalists. He was reelected for a second term and was proposed to become the President for a third from 1797, which he did not accept. This gesture Washington established, a habit of non-acceptance of the third term for following presidents until Franklin D. Roosevelt whom was elected for three terms. It wasn’t until 1951 that an amendment was applied to the Constitution enacting a limit of two consecutive terms. He gave detailed reasons in his farewell speech, a kind of political will in regard to the fundamental pillars on which the nation had risen. First axis: The high rule of law Washington argues that a nation must give…show more content…
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