In his Address Washington announces his planned withdrawal from politics "after forty-five years of my life dedicated to its (America's) service." He then sets forth his reasons against running for a third term. As if to bolster his argument, he states: "While choice and prudence invite me to quit the political scene, patriotism does not forbid it." In this activity, each student will give a brief speech, warning the class about three problems the United States will be facing in the future. Includes sections of Washington's speech for study.