In his farewell address Washington warned against evils of political parties and the danger of permanent foreign alliances (like treaty with France).
Stay Away from Foreign Entanglements. The “$” in this mnemonic is a dollar sign because Washington encouraged commercial ties to build the economy.
Isolationism became dominant U.S. foreign policy for next 100 years. We departed for this advice…
1898 – The Spanish American and War
1917 – Attempted isolation during World War I. The Senate rejected the Treaty of Versailles and the U.S. did not join the League of Nations/
1945 – At the conclusion of World War II the United States joined the United Nations (1945) ending the