Presidents Saying Farewell: The Long Goodbye
When President Barack Obama delivers his farewell address Tuesday night in Chicago, he’ll be following a tradition that dates back to the country’s first president, George Washington.
Presidents use these speeches to mark their accomplishments, their hopes for the country and to urge support for their successors. Here & Now‘s Alex Ashlock looks at the history of these farewell addresses.
Past Presidents’ Farewell Addresses
George W. Bush
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