Chief President Research Paper

1987 Words8 Pages
The Presidency in the United States is a duty that requires extreme dedication, conviction, and passion. The President of the United States takes on a number of different roles simultaneously to fulfill their duties. These roles are: Chief of State, Chief executive, chief administrator, chief diplomat, commander in chief, chief legislator, party chief and chief citizen. As the Chief of State, the President is the head and ruler of the government and is also seen as a symbol of all the people. As the Chief executive, the President is vested by the Constitution with broad executive powers. As chief administrator, the President is in charge of the executive branch of the federal government and so on and so forth. George Washington and…show more content…
Washington was homeschooled and studied with a church sexton and later a schoolmaster in English, math, geography and Latin. But most of his knowledge he would put to use was through his acquaintance with Backwoodsmen and the plantation foremen. George Washington’s father died when he was 11 and he became the ward of his half-brother, Lawrence, who gave him a good upbringing. Lawrence inherited the family's Little Hunting Creek Plantation and married Anne Fairfax, the daughter of Colonel William Fairfax, patriarch of the Fairfax family. Under her guidance, Washington was schooled in the finer aspects of colonial culture. By his early teens Washington had already mastered the arts of growing tobacco, stock raising and surveying. “The following year, aided by Lord Fairfax, Washington received an appointment as official surveyor of Culpeper County”(Bio). Washington traveled with a surveying party plotting land in Virginia’s western territory. For two years he surveyed the land in Culpeper, Frederick and Augusta counties. This was a testament to Washington’s ability. The experience made him resourceful and toughened his body and mind. It also piqued…show more content…
Among others, such as James Madison and Alexander Hamilton, Washington had come to the conclusion that it wasn't amendments that were needed, but a new constitution that would give the national government more authority. During his first term, Washington adopted a series of measures proposed by Treasury Secretary Hamilton to reduce the nation's debt and place its finances on sound footing. His administration established several peace treaties with Native American tribes and approved a bill establishing the nation's capital in a permanent district along the Potomac River. In 1791, Washington signed a bill authorizing Congress to place a tax on distilled spirits, which stirred protests in rural areas of Pennsylvania. Quickly, the protests turned into a full-scale defiance of federal law known as the Whiskey Rebellion. Washington invoked the Militia Act of 1792, summoning local militias from several states to put down the rebellion. Washington personally took command, marching the troops into the areas of rebellion and demonstrating that the federal government would use force, when necessary, to enforce the law. In foreign affairs, Washington took a cautious approach, realizing that the
Open Document