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1 Washington’s Foreign Policy & Farewell Address

2 AMERICA: 1790

3 Our Revolution was Over.

4 Jacques-Louis David, The Tennis Court Oath

5 The Storming of the Bastille, 14 July 1789

6 The French Tricolor They wanna be us... But they AIN’T us.

7 The French Revolution Hamilton Jefferson US Should Support French Revolution US Should Oppose French Revolution

8 France vs. Europe

9 ? How should the United States respond?

10 Neutrality Proclamation “Whereas it appears that a state of war exists between Austria, Prussia, Sardinia, Great Britain, and the United Netherlands, of the one part, and France on the other... 1793

11 Neutrality Proclamation “The duty and interest of the United States require, that they should with sincerity and good faith adopt and pursue a conduct friendly and impartial toward the belligerent Powers...” 1793

12 Neutrality Washington’s Legacy

13 Washington’s Neutrality Proclamation defined American foreign policy toward Europe until World War II. Washington’s Legacy

14 “Your boys are not going to be sent into any foreign wars!” -- FDR, 1940

15 Art courtesy of Sam B. and James J. (APUSH 2008-2009)

16 Citizen Genet French Ambassador to the U.S. 1793-1794 Privateers: Republicaine Anti-George Sans-Culotte Citizen Genêt

17 Hamilton Jefferson You’re right. He has to be dismissed. Citizen Genet’s lack of regard for diplomatic protocol resulted in a rare agreement between Jefferson and Hamilton.

18 Photo by Gage SkidmoreGage Skidmore Citizen Genet was FIRED.

19 Jefferson

20 Photo by Roger SmithRoger Smith Jefferson, frustrated with the administration’s pro-British policies, retired to Monticello.

21 Britain agrees to abandon forts in U.S. in exchange for Most Favored Nation (MFN) trading status. The Jay Treaty John Jay 1794-1796



24 The Jay Treaty strengthened economic ties with aristocratic Britain, while creating tension between the U.S. and republican France.



27 Photo by Kurt MagoonKurt Magoon

28 Ratified 20-10 * * Treaties require a 2/3 vote of the Senate for ratification. Photo by Kurt MagoonKurt Magoon

29 Settled West Florida Boundary Free navigation of the Mississippi R. Right of Deposit (New Orleans) Thomas Pinckney (SC) Pinckney’s Treaty 1795

30 Map by GolbezGolbez

31 Map by GolbezGolbez Resolved in our favor! Free Navigation

32 A precedent for all future presidents Two Terms


34 Art courtesy of Sam B. and James J. (APUSH 2008-2009)


36 TWO TERM PRECEDENT Photo by rogerblake2rogerblake2 The Twenty-second Amendment (1951) made Washington’s precedent official.

37 Jeffersonian Ideas WASHINGTON Hamiltonian Ideas UNION Sectionalism Political Parties Excessive Debt Virtue (Religion and Morality) Consolidation of Power Neutrality Washington’s Farewell Address

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