! Read this excerpt from George Washington’s Farewell Address. Then the questions that follow. In contemplating the causes which

! Read this excerpt from George Washington’s Farewell Address. Then answer the questions that follow.

In contemplating the causes which may disturb our Union, it occurs as matter of serious concern that any ground should have been furnished for characterizing parties by geographical discriminations, Northern and Southern, Atlantic and Western; whence designing men may endeavor to excite a belief that there is a real difference of local interests and views. One of the expedients of party to acquire influence within particular districts is to misrepresent the opinions and aims of other districts. You cannot shield yourselves too much against the jealousies and heartburnings which spring from these misrepresentations; they tend to render alien to each other those who ought to be bound together by fraternal affection.

What do you think the main argument is in this excerpt? Answer in one to two short sentences.

What do you think Washington is saying in this sentence? Summarize it in your own words.
One of the expedients of party to acquire influence within particular districts is to misrepresent the opinions and aims of other districts.

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