George Washington's Farewell Address
“George Washington’s Farewell Address” ISBN 978-1-55709-454-4. Copyright 1999. Pocket-sized hardcover edition with 34 pages.
On September 19, 1796, George Washington announced that he would leave the presidency. In this letter to “Friends and Citizens,” Washington warned that the forces of geographical sectionalism, political factionalism, and interference by foreign powers in the nation's domestic affairs threatened the stability of the Republic. He urged Americans to subordinate sectional jealousies to common national interests. It is an amazing letter to all of us, almost everything that we debate as a nation today has been advised.
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