George Washington was the United States of America s first president.
He was born in 1732, in Virginia. Washington died in 1799. He was
elected president from VA in 1789, at the age of 56 years old. He
finished his reign as president in 1797, two years before he died. His
vice president was John Adams. Washington did much for this country
and helped top make it the way it is today. He created the tow term
tradition , as well as a presidential cabinet, etc.
The Two Term Tradition was created by George Washington.
After he was elected and served his first term, he was satisfied and did
not wish to serve another term of four years. The people pressured and
persuaded him into it. After his second term he pronounced that tow
terms for any one person is enough to serve as president. This is where
the name Two Term Tradition came into play. Even though the
president was the one whom created this, it was only a tradition. There
was nothing in the Constitution that stated that the limit to serve as
president could only be two terms. After Washington, there were many
presidents whom desired to serve more than their two terms, but they
did not carry out this wish. In 1951, Franklin D. Roosevelt, created the
twenty-second amendment. That stated that the Two Term Tradition
would now be a law.
Another of Washington s accomplishments while president, was his
ever so famous Farewell Address. This was his last significant act as
president. He wrote it and then it was published in the American Daily
Advertiser on September 17, 1796. Washington s written address was his
explanation as to why he did not desire to serve a third term. He gave
his own advice directed to young people on the actions of politics and
foreign affairs. In his address he also urged the people to avoid the
political parties that may form. He also advised them to steer clear of
forming any alliances with any part of the foreign world. He said that
they could prevent the US s government from functioning in a way that
is in the country s best interest.