George Washington's Farewell Address Analysis Worksheet

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This George Washington's Farewell Address analysis activity features a two page excerpt of the President's famous speech from 1796. In it, Washington warns America of the dangers of a 2 Party System and about getting entangled in foreign affairs.

This is a wonderful speech for students to read and analyze as his arguments are still so relevant to today. The speech has been recognized for years as a masterful guide to government. In 1825, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison recommended the use of Washington's Farewell Address for students to study at the University of Virginia.

After reading, students complete five open-ended opinion and analysis questions that should guide an excellent class discussion.

An editable Google Docs version of the activity and answer key for this are both included.

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Teaching Duration
40 minutes
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Analyze seminal U.S. documents of historical and literary significance (e.g., Washington’s Farewell Address, the Gettysburg Address, Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms speech, King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail”), including how they address related themes and concepts.
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, attending to such features as the date and origin of the information.
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of how key events or ideas develop over the course of the text.

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