- Write a 1 to 3 sentence summary explaining your assigned section of the Farewell Address.
- What does this section reveal about George Washington’s character? Which of the civic virtues (listed below) is reflected in it?
- Washington believed that virtue is essential to a republic and was himself a model of self- governance. Below, circle the civic virtue and the constitutional principle most apparent in the section of the Farewell Address that you read and discussed, then answer the question at bottom.
Checks and balances
Consent of the
Separation of powers
In what way is this civic virtue an important part of maintaining a form of government based, in part, on that particular constitutional principle?