Washington’s Farewell Address Mnemonic

In his farewell address Washington warned against evils of political parties and the danger of permanent foreign alliances (like treaty with France).

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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

 

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