Chief President Research Paper

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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
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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
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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
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