Political Parties In George Washington's Farewell Address

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George Washington was the first President of the United States of American. During his Presidency he helped to establish and mold American into an independently running nation that would later prosper. After serving two terms he chose not to serve a third term and decided to write a document that would later become his
Farewell Address written to the people of America. Some of Washington’s most famous points in his Farewell Address were not to create two distinctly opposing political parties and to stay away from foreign affairs. President George Washington’s Farewell Address was published on September 19,1796 in the Philadelphia newspaper, American Daily Advertiser. The Farewell address was meant to tell the American citizens he had made …show more content…

When George Washington first became president there was what seemed to be the beginning of two political parties. However by the end of his 2nd term as president there were distinct political parties. In his farewell address he strongly opposed this separation he felt that if two political parties where created it would take away from unity within the government. Another strong point of his was religion he says “Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, Religion and morality are indispensable supports”. Washington is saying that he feels that morality and Religion are important characteristics for political success but did not want religion to take over as it did in monarchies. Another point Washington felt strongly about was foreign affairs. As a new nation according to him it would be best if America stays neutral with all nations and stays away from forming an alliances. In his Farewell Address he shows this by saying, “observe good faith and justice towards all Nations.” George Washington felt that it would be good to hold non-political relations with other countries such as trade wise but he was definitely anything

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