I strongly wish not to run for 3rd term. I am tired of public life and I strongly wish for a retirement. Remember not to create foreign and political conflicts at home. Remember not to create permanent ties with other countries because choosing sides could draw the United States into war. George Washington
Washington decided not to run for a third term. He said he was tired of public life and strongly wished for retirement. He wrote his farewell address. He spoke about what he believed were the greatest dangers to the American Republic. He warned against forming permanent ties with with other countries because choosing sides could draw the United States a war.