1. Washinton Farewell Address

1. Washinton Farewell Address - Karna Upadhyay AFP...

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Karna Upadhyay AFP Assignment 1 August 29, 2009 The first obvious allusion made by Washington in his Farewell Address to American foreign policy comes at the very beginning of the speech. Washington states that he had previously strongly considered retirement and not running for president of the United States, “but mature reflection on the then perplexed and critical posture of our affairs with foreign nations, and the unanimous advice of persons entitled to my confidence, impelled me to abandon the idea.” Obviously he felt that the precarious relationship of the United States with the other nations of the world was critical enough that he felt the need to seek the office of the President to ensure all interaction and policy coincided with what he considered to be in the best interest of the United States. The issues between the United States and foreign nations when George Washington were obviously only relevant to the time the speech was given. However, it does show an astute, and
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This note was uploaded on 10/24/2009 for the course POLISCI 214 taught by Professor Kranz during the Spring '07 term at MATC Madison.

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