Washington, George - Research Article from Shaping of America, 1783-1815 Reference Library

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Things to Remember While Reading Excerpts from "Farewell Address":

  • Realizing that many American citizens supported France while others supported Britain in the ongoing European war, Washington tried to warn against political and military attachments to other countries. He believed foreign entanglements would lead to problems for the United States.
  • Though Washington strongly discouraged formal political and military alliances, he greatly encouraged development of extensive trade relations with other nations.
  • George Washington's address and advice to the nation has influenced U.S. foreign policy for centuries. For example, the nation followed his advice on foreign alliances. The United States did not make another formal foreign alliance until the mid-twentieth century.

Excerpt from "Farewell Address"

Friends and Citizens:

The period for a new election of a citizen to administer the executive government of the United States being not far distant, ... it appears to me proper ... that I should...

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