George Washington: Farewell Address

Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher: Simply Magazine

Date: January 2013

Duration: 0 hours 59 minutes

Summary:

George Washington: The Farewell Address Audiobook provides the Address itself to listen to which few have and the background leading up to its creation by Washington with James Madison's able assistance.The Farewell Address is Washington's summing up of the proper purpose of the Presidency to preside, not advocate, to include Congress and the Supreme Court in all deliberations, and not to create permanent foreign alliances. The Farewell Address is Washington's summing up of the proper purpose of the Presidency to preside, not advocate, to include Congress and the Supreme Court in all deliberations, and not to create permanent foreign alliances. The Farewell Address is Washington's summing up of the proper purpose of the Presidency to preside, not advocate, to include Congress and the Supreme Court in all deliberations, and not to create permanent foreign alliances. Washington did not warn against all foreign entanglements but more modestly suggested America should make no permanent alliances. This belief was not changed until after World War II with the creation of NATO. The Constitutional Convention granted Washington broad authority to create the Presidency, which he did, leaving office more popular than entering it, a feat no other President ever achieved. This is one of the most important documents in American history but rarely studied. It is short and repays listening and study.

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