American Foreign Policy - Sarah Rebello APUSH-A Due Change in American Foreign Policy In 1796 George Washington issued his Farewell Address suggesting

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Sarah Rebello APUSH-A Due:12/5/17 Change in American Foreign Policy In 1796, George Washington issued his Farewell Address suggesting that the government take a position of isolationism. However, in the wake of the Spanish-American war the United States shifted towards a policy of imperialism. The United States of America stayed in a state of isolationism like suggested by president George Washington with the help of distractions like reconstruction and expansion. This isolationist vanishes after the Spanish-American war; when America becomes a world power and changes the continuity of following George Washington's Address suggesting no political ties with other world countries. George Washington proposed two principles about American foreign policy. The first principle is to maintain commercial but not political ties to other nations. The second principle is to enter no permanent alliances. In this Farewell Address, George Washington also mentions American Exceptionalism which is the belief that Americans have a mission among nations to spread freedom and democracy. However, American Exceptionalism ties to American
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