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As the government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian religion, — as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion or tranquility of Musselmen, — and as the said States never have entered into any war or act of hostility against any Mohammedan nation, it is declared by the parties that no pretext arising from religious opinions shall ever interrupt the harmony existing between the two countries.
    —    Treaty of Tripoli, 1797
Negotiated by representatives of President George Washington, but by the time it reached the Senate for ratification John Adams was president.
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