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Farewell Address (1796)

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Washington had reluctantly accepted a second term at the urging of his supporters (Unanimously reelected)

Washington lost his nonpartisan standing when he became a Federalist verbal abuse from Jeffersonian wing was significant

Refused to accept a third term as President  setting a precedent for the 2-term presidency  Washington exhausted physically and weary of verbal abuse 


Content of Farewell Address (1796) Warned against evils of political parties and warned against permanent foreign alliances (like treaty with France) Isolationism became dominant U.S. foreign policy for next 100 years.   SUMMARY: S.A.F.E  - Stay Away from Foreign Entanglements




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