Essay on America 's Global Involvement

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America 's Global Involvement Here let us take a look at what our first president, George Washington: “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”. The idea behind America, as the founding fathers had wanted it, was to be free of political alliance, for us to be connected to other countries to benefit from their goods by trading with them, and for us not to depend on foreign entities for anything essential. We have not been living up to the dream of America they had fought so hard for. How far has America gone in the game of global involvement since declaring its independence from Great Britain? The answer is that it is trying to take over all global affairs. The first time they had to get mixed up in foreign affairs was the quasi-war. This series of events had taken place right after the British had signed the Jay Treaty with America. The quasi-war, like the cold war, was not an official war (Hickman, America’s first conflict, The Quasi-War, militaryhistory.about.com). The Americans had used the reason of the French revolution to not pay back their debt to France; the old French monarchy had given America the money, which because that system was no longer in place the agreement they had with each other was no longer in effect and the loan was…

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