George Washington is remembered as the first and one of the greatest presidents of the United State of America. After the completion of his term, he wrote a farewell address to his people.
In my opinion, his address contained three very important pieces of advice that were relevant to Americans. He advised the people of America to stand as one nation. According to him, unity was important for a nation to grow. The president also explained to his people several dangers which might arise in political parties and lastly, he warned the people about some of the risks of over involvement in foreign affairs (Washington 2012). These three principles still remain a pillar in the hearts of Americans up to date. The above pieces of advice by President George Washington though were not written as law; they remain as a tradition in America and have helped them grow from independence until now.
George Washington believed in one national unity with a lot of funder mental understandings. The president wanted the nation to embrace unity through a singular belief built upon belief in a purpose (Washington 2012). He warned against any expression of division either within the individuals or party. Since this can lead to the division within American people and their fundamental belief. He wanted the people of America to be united by stressing on the importance of unity in the society. According to him, the Americans should belief in one government and abstain from the urge of forming party affiliations.
President Washington through his address, the nation was convinced. His address set the principals that stood to be a tradition in America for many years. The president reflects what America was in the past, how it is now and how it will look in the future. (Washington 2012).
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