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SAT® Subject Test in U.S. History

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Washington's Farewell Address

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However combinations or associations of the above description may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely, in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion.

In the above quote from Washington's Farewell Address (1797), what did he warn against?

A

Foreigners getting involved in American politics.

B

The creation of political parties.

C

The judicial branch.

D

State legislatures.

E

Southern slaveholders.