Analyze the documents and answer the questions that follow in the space provided.
George Washingtons Farewell Address, 1796
1. According to this document, what United States foreign policy did President George
Washington favor? 
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The great rule of conduct for us in regard to foreign
nations is, in extending
our commercial relations, to have with them as little political connection as possible.
So far as we have already formed engagements let them be fulfilled with perfect good
faith. Here let us stop
Our detached and distant situation invites and enables us to pursue a different
Why, by interweaving our destiny with that of any part of Europe, entangle our
peace and prosperity in the toils of European ambition, rivalship,, interest, humor, or
It is out true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the