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George Washington

 

... The name of American, which belongs to you, in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of Patriotism.”

“Farewell Address”, Independent Chronicle, USA, Sunday 18 September 1796

George Washington was born on 22 February 1732 and died on 14 December 1799. He was the first American president and held office from 1789 to 1797. In 1792, as he was preparing to retire at the end of his first tenure in office, he wrote a farewell address to the American people with the aid of James Madison (America’s eventual fourth president – from 1809 to 1817). However, faced with the unanimous objections of and protestations by his cabinet, Washington agreed to stand for another term. It was at that point that he revisited ...

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