Washington, after his second term as President of the United States, decides to step down from his title and return to a calmer lifestyle. Although the public had voted for him to stay another term, he humbly declines the offer. He urges the American people to make a decision based off of the other promising candidates and wants them to do him the justice of maintaining the importance in leadership of the United States of America. He also states that he wants them to be careful of the emerging political parties in fear of them dividing the united America. He believed that in order for the nation to be as successful as it possibly could be, it would have to stay in agreement and therefore united together no matter what. He stated that maintaining a neutral stance when it came to outside wars was important so they wouldn't make enemies that may hurt them in the future. Washington wanted the American people to abide by the rules of the Constitution and thanked them for the opportunities they'd given him over the past two terms as President of the United States.