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Modern, U.S. Foreign Policy Doctrines Today we did what we had to do. They counted on America to be passive. They counted wrong .” - Ronald Reagan In 1793 the (George) Washington administration faced a significant, foreign policy concern. As a result of the French Revolution and the subsequent decapitation of the French king, Louis XVI, the major European nations declared war on France. France, a critical ally of the United States during the American Revolutionary War, sought help from their erstwhile allies. American citizens were quite divided about the escalating European war. Whereas many Americans were sympathetic to the French people’s quest to rid themselves of the old regime and to embrace the revolutionary rallying cry, “Liberté, égalité, fraternité,” the subsequent radical turn of the French Revolution soured many Americans to the French revolutionary cause. President George Washington, based on the unanimous consent of his executive cabinet comprised of Thomas
Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, Henry Knox, and Edmund

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