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Teaching "The Unity of Government" from "George Washington's Farewell Address"

"The Unity of Government" from "George Washington's Farewell Address"

In this excerpt from George Washington's Farewell Address, Washington tries to convince the American people that his service was no longer necessary and offers some advice about potential threats to the nation. Each year on Washington's birthday, a member of the Senate reads the address aloud on the Senate floor. This tradition began in 1862 and continues today.

George Washington
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