Summary Of Washington's Farewell Address

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Washington’s Farewell Address was a letter written by George Washington as he was coming to the end of his second term in office as President. In this letter, Washington urged Americans to avoid excessive political party spirit, geographical distinctions, and long-term alliances with other countries. Washington expresses throughout the letter that foreign affairs of any kind would only ruin America and that America, as a strong nation, should stay neutral. His ideas about foreign affairs impacted the country by giving advice to Americans on the importance of the national union, the evils of political parties, and the value of the constitution.
Woodrow Wilson’s Fourteen Points was a statement regarding world peace and negotiations in order to end WW1. Wilson writes about the reasons of America entering the war and the importance of reforming foreign policies on moral and ethical grounds. This encourages the Allies to victory while also encouraging the Central Powers to surrender in the name of peace amongst all nations. Wilson’s points impacted the war by leading Germany to agree to an armistice and introducing the idea of a multilateral association of nations to keep the peace. …show more content…

Washington began the progression of the idea of a nation neutral from all alliances and a world of peace. His address highlighted the importance of staying away from unnecessary relations with other nations in order to stay away from jealousy and war. When WW1 began, these ideas seemed to disappear but were brought back to life after Woodrow Wilson’s speech. After the 14 Points were established and the war concluded, Washington’s idea of peace combined with Wilson’s 14th point lead to the idea of The League of Nations! Continuing on, after WW2, The League of Nations fell but the idea progressed into the creation of the U.N. which continued to be successful from then

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