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This collection will put in one place, all the Farewell (or last) Addresses made by each of the 43 ex-US presidents.The first, George Washington's "Farewell Address", issued as a public letter in 1796, was one of the most influential statements of republicanism. Drafted primarily by Washington himself, with help from Hamilton, it gives advice on the necessity and importance of national union, the value of the Constitution and the rule of law, the evils of political parties, and the proper virtues of a republican people. He called morality "a necessary spring of popular government". He said, "Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle."Washington's public political address warned against foreign influence in domestic affairs and American meddling in European affairs. He warned against bitter partisanship in domestic politics and called for men to move beyond partisanship and serve the common good. He warned against "permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world", saying the United States must concentrate primarily on American interests. He counseled friendship and commerce with all nations, but warned against involvement in European wars and entering into long-term "entangling" alliances. The address quickly set American values regarding foreign affairs. ( Wikipedia) All of the other presidential addresses were collected from available on-line sources and, while there may be disagreement among some as to which, exactly, was the "last address" of a particular president, great effort has been made to be as accurate as possible. (summary by John Greenman)

This collection will put in one place, all the Farewell (or last) Addresses made by each of the 43 ex-US presidents.The first, George Washington's "Farewell Address", issued as a public letter in 1796, was one of the most influential statements of republicanism. Drafted primarily by Washington himself, with help from Hamilton, it gives advice on the necessity and importance of national union, the value of the Constitution and the rule of law, the evils of political parties, and the proper virtues of a republican people. He called morality "a necessary spring of popular government". He said, "Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle."Washington's public political address warned against foreign influence in domestic affairs and American meddling in European affairs. He warned against bitter partisanship in domestic politics and called for men to move beyond partisanship and serve the common good. He warned against "permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world", saying the United States must concentrate primarily on American interests. He counseled friendship and commerce with all nations, but warned against involvement in European wars and entering into long-term "entangling" alliances. The address quickly set American values regarding foreign affairs. ( Wikipedia) All of the other presidential addresses were collected from available on-line sources and, while there may be disagreement among some as to which, exactly, was the "last address" of a particular president, great effort has been made to be as accurate as possible. (summary by John Greenman)
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This collection will put in one place, all the Farewell (or last) Addresses made by each of the 43 ex-US presidents.The first, George Washington's "Farewell Address", issued as a public letter in 1796, was one of the most influential statements of republicanism. Drafted primarily by Washington himself, with help from Hamilton, it gives advice on the necessity and importance of national union, the value of the Constitution and the rule of law, the evils of political parties, and the proper virtues of a republican people. He called morality "a necessary spring of popular government". He said, "Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle."Washington's public political address warned against foreign influence in domestic affairs and American meddling in European affairs. He warned against bitter partisanship in domestic politics and called for men to move beyond partisanship and serve the common good. He warned against "permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world", saying the United States must concentrate primarily on American interests. He counseled friendship and commerce with all nations, but warned against involvement in European wars and entering into long-term "entangling" alliances. The address quickly set American values regarding foreign affairs. ( Wikipedia) All of the other presidential addresses were collected from available on-line sources and, while there may be disagreement among some as to which, exactly, was the "last address" of a particular president, great effort has been made to be as accurate as possible. (summary by John Greenman)

Language:

English

Narrators:

John Greenman

Length:

33h 43m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

51:03


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

12:38


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

22:22


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

28:08


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

01:06:29


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

01:00:31


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

01:03:03


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

01:09:49


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:03:05


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:10:42


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:15:06


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:15:08


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

11:27


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

59:37


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

01:16:40


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

50:47


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

30:42


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

48:30


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

53:59


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

16:48


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

52:42


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

26:51


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

51:18


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

01:05:32


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

40:32


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

24:52


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

01:11:35


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

57:51


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

48:59


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

58:13


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

01:03:35


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

18:53


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:25


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

41:08


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

37:19


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

21:02


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

12:41


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

25:57


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

39:23


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:51


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

27:38


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

16:51


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

21:36


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

33:07


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

14:33


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

39:23


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

17:19


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

24:46


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

27:21


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

09:30


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

14:51