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George Washington
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978-1557094544
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1557094543
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Applewood Books (August 27, 1999)
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George Washington's farewell address is a letter written by President George Washington as a valedictory to "friends and fellow-citizens" after 20 years of public service to the United States

George Washington's farewell address is a letter written by President George Washington as a valedictory to "friends and fellow-citizens" after 20 years of public service to the United States. He wrote it near the end of his second term of presidency before retiring to his home at Mount Vernon in Virginia.

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Washington's farewell address was a primer on republican virtue and a stern warning against partisanship, sectionalism . Later the Washingtons raised two of Mrs. Washington's grandchildren, Eleanor Parke Custis and George Washington Parke Custis.

Washington's farewell address was a primer on republican virtue and a stern warning against partisanship, sectionalism, and involvement in foreign wars. Washington was awarded the very first Congressional Gold Medal with the Thanks of Congress. Washington died in 1799, and the funeral oration delivered by Henry Lee stated that of all Americans, he was "first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen". Washington has been consistently ranked by scholars as one of the greatest .

The Things George Washington Worried About are Happening Today Below, are examples from my book Washington’s Farewell, how great statesmen have studied and applied the lessons of history.

The Things George Washington Worried About are Happening Today. The fears he raised about the future of the nation-including excessive debt, hyper-partisanship and foreign interference in elections-were remarkably prescient. They were cautionary touchstones of Washington’s final revolutionary act: a Farewell Address in which the nation’s first president voluntarily stepped down from power, establishing the two-term tradition. Below, are examples from my book Washington’s Farewell, how great statesmen have studied and applied the lessons of history, providing a conversation across the ages

George Washington's Farewell Address.

George Washington's Farewell Address.

George Washington's Farewell Address, printed as a public letter, 1796. The work was later named a "Farewell Address," as it was Washington's statement after 20 years of service to the new nation. One of the most significant documents in Constitutional History, George Washington's Farewell Address, is a letter written by the first American President, George Washington, with the help of Alexander Hamilton, to "The People of the United States. Washington wrote the letter near the end of his second term as President. It is a classic statement of republicanism,.

George Washington was commander in chief of the American and French forces in the American Revolution and became the first president of the United States. Virginia governor Robert Dinwiddie appointed the 21-year-old Washington to warn the French moving into the Ohio Valley against encroaching on English territory.

On September 17,1796, George Washington announced that he would leave the presidency. His famous farewell address encapsulates a view of the Union, the Constitution, and good citizenship that is an important part of American political thought today.
  • This short treatise is written with beauty of word and carefulness of thought, from unprecedented experience and virgin love of country. Lyrical are these words, expansive yet poetic all the same. The actions suggested or implored beseech one country, under God, to realize the ambitions and potential inherent in an infant nation. How amazed would be Geo Washington, though saddened so greatly by the Civil War and politics of late, to see what has been wrought.

  • I just wanted the address itself. This is filled with terrible commentary. I wish I just had this as an MP3 file, so that I could trim out all the extraneous garbage and just listen to the speech. Also, the sound quality is kind of awful. I can do better at my desk, with a $20 Behringer XLR mic, ported straight into USB, without even turning off my fan. In fact, I guess I will just make my own reading of it. I wanted one with someone with a more pleasant or profound voice reading it. I wonder what President Washington himself sounded like, when he gave the speech? Hmmm...

  • How does one review Washington? I cannot be comfortable with owning people, and I know he freed his slaves when he died, but I regret this horrible blot on his character, even as I am astounded by the wisdom of his thoughts on the future of America. I wish he'd seen and written on stepping back from the precipice on which we now find ourselves.

  • I can't believe this was not part of my early education, when I heard about it I felt I should read it for myself. A great farewell speech that is still a important guide for this nation today if followed.

  • Great short read from a wonderful president 10/10 would recommend for anyone to have on hand

  • though some insist on remembering the wrong advice for the wrong reasons.

    Note: Amazon has grouped together reviews of several different editions of this book; this review is for George Washington's Farewell Address (Little Books of Wisdom).

    George Washington's parting advice to the country he served so long and so well would be worth remembering for that reason alone, even if it wasn't relevant to our generation, but some of it clearly is,...

    just not necessarily the advice most often cited.

    For example it is downright silly to try and apply Washington's warnings about the dangers of a tiny union of former colonies entering into alliances with European nations to the world's only remaining superpower. And there is only a certain amount of usefulness to be found in his warnings against political parties and associated political partisanship because history has clearly demonstrated no long term workable alternative to it if you would have effective representative government. Except in the most extraordinary circumstances, third party legislators are ignored and third party executives can get nothing out of their legislatures. Finally, his warnings about the dangers of REGION-based factionalism and dissolving the union are mostly of use to students of the tragic result of his countrymen ignoring this advice: the American Civil War.

    However, his warnings against the dangers of "amending" the Constitution by non-constitutional means (though he failed to foresee that this would come primarily from the SCOTUS), disobeying laws just because you disagree with them, and excessive national debt are as timely as ever, as are his calls for maintaining the patriotism and religious belief without which our system cannot function. Admirers of Washington might also be interested in the uniform edition of what appears to be a preserved homework assignment that nevertheless offers insights into his character and development: George Washington's Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation.

    Note: One could complain that this book is available online for free. Well, yes, what part of in the public domain do you not understand? However, trying to get away with giving someone a printout as a gift will earn you the nickname of cheapskate. If all you want to do is read it yourself, then by all means stick to the free sites. However, if you are looking for a way to get through to someone else, you are better off buying a copy, and a solitary sawbuck for this sturdy pocket-sized reprint is going to be tough to beat. The chief virtue of it being online is your ability to read it first and make sure that this is the book you want to give before ordering it.

    Note: Applewood Books has produced a nice looking inexpensive series of sturdy pocket-sized reprints of important American books, documents, speeches, pamphlets, and poems, the Little Books of Wisdom, uniform with this volume, that are ideal for gifting to doctors, lawyers, teachers, business professionals, and students of same: The Way to Wealth,The Constitution of the United States of America,On the Art of Teaching,The Strenuous Life,The Bill of Rights with Writings That Formed Its Foundation,The Path of the Law,The Constitution of the Confederate States of America,The Jefferson Bible: The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth, A Message to Garcia, A Declaration of Sentiments, Robert's Rules of Order, Good Citizenship, On Being Human, A Discourse Upon the Duties of a Physician, The Declaration of Independence with Short Biographies of Its Signers, Teamwork, Stick-To-Itiveness, Opportunity, & You, The Wants of Man, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, The Speech of Chief Seattle, Common Sense, The Articles of Confederation, The Emancipation Proclamation, and The Gospel of Wealth.

    Some selected volumes are also available in boxed sets: Books of American Wisdom Boxed Set, CEO's Gift Box of Wisdom, Doctor's Gift Box of Wisdom, Lawyer's Gift Box of Wisdom, New Citizen's Gift Box of Wisdom, and Teacher's Gift Box of Wisdom.

    And some have been published in Spanish: Un Mensaje a Garcia and Constitucion de Los Estados Unidos.

  • I have always admired George Washington. I loved reading his Farewell Adress.

  • Anybody who reads this book will come away knowing why he was the only man of his time who all our folding fathers looked up to and trusted to be the first president, and trusted above all others. I only wish today we had Congressman with half the honesty and set of values as him.