Your formal paper for the semester will actually be written in 2 parts. The first part, due
23 September, will have you write about George Washington’s Farewell Address of 1796. You
are to explore what advice he provided in terms of foreign relations, and why he offered such
advice (What was happening internationally at the time that made him consider the issue? What
circumstances was the United States in?). This part should be 3-5 pages long.
You will hand this part in and have it graded as a regular paper with feedback. For the
second part you will build from your original paper (changing to reflect your feedback if
necessary) and consider whether the United States has followed George Washington’s advice in
the last 50 years (from the Cold War to the current period). This new part, too, should be 3-5
pages long, making a total paper of 6 – 10 pages. The complete paper is due 9 December.
Both parts must be typed, double-spaced, and must include citations even if you are only
using class materials (though outside, scholarly, materials are acceptable). Remember to cite all
information used, not only the direct quotations.