Alex Happ , Jen Shif , Julia Dank Shannon Marvill

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Washington’s Farewell Address . Alex Happ , Jen Shif , Julia Dank Shannon Marvill. The Prophecy . Background. Born February 22,1732 Colonel in the British army Apprentice as a surveyor of Virginia lands Commander and Chief for colonists Elected into two presidencies
Washington’s Farewell Address Alex Happ, Jen Shif, Julia Dank Shannon MarvillThe Prophecy Background
  • Born February 22,1732
  • Colonel in the British army
  • Apprentice as a surveyor of Virginia lands
  • Commander and Chief for colonists
  • Elected into two presidencies
  • Died December 14th, 1779
  • Character: modest, patriotic, humble, loyal to his country and people
  • Military Career
  • Kept a Journal
  • Inspired by father
  • Aided in:
  • Revolutionary War
  • French & Indian War
  • Presidency
  • Elected 1789
  • Appointed first Presidential Cabinet
  • Designated the location
  • for the nation’s capital
  • Refused a third term
  • Rules of Civility
  • Made by age 16
  • Based on rules by French Jesuits in 1595
  • Rules Washington lived by
  • 110 different rules
  • 3- “Show Nothing to your Friend that may affright him.”
  • 7- “Put not off your Cloths in the presence of Others, nor go out your Chamber half Dressed.”
  • 24- “Do not laugh too loud or too much at any Public Spectacle.”
  • 43- “Do not express Joy before one sick or in pain for that contrary Passion will aggravate his Misery.”
  • 44- “When a man does all he can though it Succeeds not well blame not him that did it.”
  • 16- “Do not Puff up the Cheeks, Loll not out the tongue rub the Hands, or beard, thrust out the lips, or bite them or keep the Lips too open or too Close.”
  • 11- “Shift not yourself in the Sight of others nor Gnaw your nails.”
  • 13- “Kill no Vermin as Fleas, lice & ticks in the Sight of Others”
  • 18- “Read no Letters, Books, or Papers in Company”
  • 60- “Be not immodest in urging your Friends to Discover a Secret”
  • 49- “Use no Reproachful Language against any one neither Curse nor Revile.”
  • 50- “Be not hasty to believe flying Reports to the Disparagement of any.”
  • 101- “Rinse not your mouth in the presence of others.”
  • 107- “If others talk at the table, be attentive but talk not with meat in your mouth.”
  • 109- “Let your recreations be manful not sinful.”
  • Background of the Address
  • Prepared a Farewell Address after first term
  • Later revisited with Alexander Hamilton
  • Written because he understood that citizens were concerned about him leaving
  • Assured them that he was no longer necessary
  • Said it was as a result of their support and efforts to help the country survive and prosper
  • Published September 19, 1796
  • Included four warnings; greatest threats to nation
  • Still referenced today
  • The Four Warnings#1. Alliances and Foreign EntanglementsMaking permanent alliances and getting involved in foreign entanglements will lead to conflict within the global nations.“It is our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world...” ~Farewell Address, George Washington#2. Unity in the GovernmentDo not make political parties because it will create division and disunity within the society “The unity of government which constitutes you one people is also now dear to you, it is justify so, for it is A main pillar in the edifice of your real independence, the support of your tranquility at home, your peace abroad, of your safety; of that very liberty which you so highly prize” ~Farewell Address, George Washington#3. National DebtAvoid debt at all times because it will lead to economical issues and conflict with other countries"...Cherish public credit. One method of preserving it is to use it as sparingly as possible...Avoiding likewise the accumulation of debt....It is essential that you...Bear in mind, that towards the payments of debts there must be revenue, that to have revenue there must be taxes; that no taxes can be devised, which are not...Inconvenient and unpleasant...“ ~Farewell Address. George Washington#4. Maintaining the ConstitutionKeep the Constitution in high authority and if changes are necessary, make them only in amendments“…the free constitution, which is the work of your hands, may be sacredly maintained’ that its administration in every department may be stamped with wisdom and virtue”~Farewell Address, George WashingtonThe Legacy of the Address
  • Read at the Senate every year
  • His warnings have turned into our reality
  • US in massive debt
  • Foreign affairs
  • Political parties caused great division
  • US abided by a single warning
  • Constitution is changed only through amendments
  • Overview of Address
  • Written to assure American people that he was not needed a third term
  • Expressed the excitement he had about joining his fellow Americans as a private citizen in the free government they have created together during his forty five years of public service.
  • Addressed his concerns for future America
  • Warned America about what he believed were the greatest threats to the destruction of the nation
  • Biblical Prophecy“Biblical prophecy is the prediction of future events based on the action, function, or faculty of a prophet”In Washington’s Farewell Address, Washington warned the country of future events; all of the warnings that he addressed have happened.Question Time!What were the four warnings?Alliances and Foreign Entanglement, Unity in the Government, National Debt, and Maintaining the Constitution.What was the purpose of Washington’s Farewell Address?To convince the American people that he was not necessary anymore and warn them to refrain from certain things that would harm the government.What was evident about Washington’s character?Modest, patriotic, humble, loyal to his country and people, etc.Sources
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