United States History Question of the Day

©Greg Feldmeth 2013
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Washington's Farewell Address


Washington planned to retire after one term in 1793
but served four more years because of Cabinet infighting
(Source: Library of Congress)

Question 131438:

In his Farewell Address, George Washington

A) lashed out at his political opponents
B) voiced agreement with Alexander Hamilton's hope that the presidency be in essence a hereditary position
C) acknowledged the importance of Thomas Paine's position supporting atheism
D) warned against the dangers of permanent alliances between the United States and foreign nations
E) supported Thomas Jefferson's view that "the tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."

Answer & Explanation

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