How Did George Washington's Farewell Address

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George Washington was a very wise man. So wise, in fact, that he was chosen to be the general of the continental army, and later the first president of the United States. As the first president, George Washington set many precedents, including setting up a court system, establishing a department, and refusing to run for a third term. Also, he saw things that would help the nation and occurrences that would create division throughout the country. Consequently, in his farewell address, he warned the nation of three main things that would separate the nation: forming political parties, being stagnant and never changing, and taking sides in foreign matters. The first thing President Washington warned the newly formed nation in his farewell address is forming political parties. He thought that doing so would create division and disunity throughout the nation. Believing that the people of the U.S. should always strive to have unity in the government, he warned them not to cause trickery or separation. He encouraged to always be “ ...indignantly frowning upon the first dawning of…show more content…
To be successful as a nation, he believed that it was important for the U.S. to benefit themselves by adapting and being flexible to change. He said to create new laws when required. the president writes,” If, in the opinion of the people, the distribution or modification of the constitutional powers be in any particular wrong, let it be corrected by an amendment in the way which the Constitution designates.”(President George Washington’s Farewell Address-1796). If the people of the United States think a law should be changed, then change it. This also shows how Washington believed that the people should always come first, especially when it comes to creating new laws and rules. Wishing for the U.S. to always be united, Washington thought they should always be changing and adapting to what the people of the nation believe is
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