The Washington Farewell Project 

United States 6.0

Americanism: Our Civic Ritual of Freedom

  • Washington’s Farewell Address:  a timely message for the people of the United States 

  • The Civic Seder for Thanksgiving

  • Constitution Day:  A Time to Reflect on the Health of the Nation

  • Taking Action With the  Citizen Commission

  • The Citizen Toolbox

Develop my Political Ecosystem

We will explore the impact of the constitution on our political ecosystem. How did the constitution shape our political ecosystem? Using the complexity lens, we put the political system under the microscope. 

Engage with  My Political Toolbox

My Political Ecosystem provides easy access to your specific ecosystem from local to national as well at the tools to actively participate in our democracy.

Take Part in the Case Presentation

 

The Medical Case Presentation is an essential framework for a focused disciplined approach to addressing medical problems.

Follow the Constitutional Convention With Social Media

You can follow the debated and join in with social media. Daily twitting #Myconstitution, facebook, and bloging.  

  • YouTube
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  • s-facebook
  • Instagram

Participate in live and online events   

The Civic Seder

To establish a shared national ritual that explores and celebrates Americanism that builds on George Washington’s farewell address—the “letter” he wrote to the American people  in 1796. The  national rituals that  reflect the shared American creed and  affirms the social contract established and fought for by prior generations of Americans. As a central part of the ritual, we can reaffirm Washington’s call for recognizing the importance of being Americans regardless of the various, multiple identities we hold important that define and energize us. The people of Philadelphia can initiate a civic ritual that builds on Washington’s counsel and celebrates our shared values and develops strategies that promote cohesion rather than division. The ritual, using a shared document that is reflective of the “identity of the users” provides an opportunity for civic reflection and strengthens ties among individuals, families, communities, and nations. The ritual allows for patriotic reflection and sharing of hope allowing for a more intimate sharing of common bonds. While a national ritual can have a positive short-lived impact for the participants,  it can also  serve as a launching pad for a more meaningful exploration of freedom and liberty in the 21st century and to develop a modern expression of citizenship. By celebrating America’s origins, aspirations and common creed we can develop strategies that promote shared American values. 

We invite everyone to share and reflect on our hallowed civic texts:  our songs and poems of freedom; our unfinished agenda. The evolving document will provide a safe container for communications and utilize a format that includes narrative,  strategies, tools, and space for innovation and crowdsourcing to promote empathy, knowledge, and dialogue that celebrates different opinions and beliefs.


Content
  • Objective
  • Introduction 
  • Background: The Passover Seder and Haggadah
  • Americanization: Civic Rituals Thought About the Body Politic 2020
  • About the civic ritual
  • The food/ drinking 
  • Songs 
  • Games
 
Resources

The Founder's Seder