Although he was only trained for small frontier wars with a small number of troops, he had enough courage, determination, and intelligence to defy all odds and defeat Britain. After his great victory, Washington gave up command of the Colonial Army and returned to Mount Vernon with intentions to resume his old life as a farmer. However, in 1787, he was asked to attend the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia and help draft the new constitution. He impressed all the delegates with his leadership and wisdom, convincing most of them that he was the most qualified person to become America’s first president. Public opinion was so strong towards Washington that he chose to run for office.
On June 15, he was made the Major General and the Commander-in-Chief against Great Britain. Washington had no serious competition. He was the best choice because he had prestige, military experience, and charisma. Washington was also very political. When the revolution started in New England, they were the only colony that had felt affected by the British government.
In 1789, Alexander Hamilton took office as the first United States Secretary of the Treasury. Hamilton believed in centralized government and wanted to create ways for the nation as whole to pay off all war debts, raise government revenues, and create a national bank. Amongst many of Hamilton’s duties as Secretary of Treasury; was to formulate a financial plan to alleviate the country’s hefty debt from the Revolutionary War. He believed that since most of the war debt was incurred by the States but for the benefit of the entire nation, the debts from the war should be assumed by the federal government. Many states in the South had already repaid most of their debt and they wanted to restrict centralized power, they opposed the notion; while Northern states that were still carrying heavy debt loads supported the notion.
Intro Growing up, we have all heard the many stories of George Washington. While many recognize him as one of the most important figures in U.S history, others only recognize him by one of his multiple accomplishments; he was the 1st president of the United States. With presidency comes the variety of duties and responsibilities, the main being a president 's inaugural adress. In George Washington 's very 1st inaugural, he uses three rhetorical strategies: personification, amplification, and last but not least, repitition to convey what he truly wants for the States and why a successful Constitution should be in order. Historical Background Before Mr. Washington was even elected into presidency, he was a politician and a soldier.
Washington was elected president of the United States on April 30, 1789 and remained in office until March 4, 1797. He was the only president to be unanimously elected, meaning he got every vote in the Electoral College. He accomplished many things during his presidency, for example, he ended the Whiskey Rebellion by personally escorting troops to Pennsylvania, he improved the government’s infrastructure, and upheld the freedom of the new nation. Washington also kept America neutral when
He also recommended that the First Bank of the United States be re-chartered, insisting that it could help stabilize the economy. It was not renewed therefore Gallatin had a hard time funding the War of 1812, which led him to reintroduce the taxes he had been opposed to before. After he resigned from his position, Gallatin was
He used his very intelligent brains to strategically plan his crossing of the Delaware. After all his dedication to America it gave him some love back by making him first president of the United States of America. When he first made it to office he obtained the most ever votes because he had no competition for the presidency. He said the first oath at Federal Hall in New York City. As he start he declined the three-hundred
In a letter to Jean-Baptiste Leroy in the year 1789, Benjamin Franklin wrote, “Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Just over two hundred and twenty five years later, his statement still holds its validity. Before the Sixteenth Amendment was ratified in The right for the government to tax income (the 16th) is less damaging to society than the right to keep and bear arms (the 2nd) because the Sixteenth Amendment applies to everyone, income tax is a vital component to the running of the United States, and income tax allows Americans to make a positive contribution to the country. America is known for its diversity.
Though our forefathers had the intention of the legislative branch to be the most important; it would appear, due to the introduction of mass media, that the president is the most important branch of government. However, the legislative branch was functioning before the first president was even elected. Platez shows the huge role the legislative branch initially served, “The Continental Congress took the king’s power to handle war, peace, send and receive ambassadors, enter into treaties or alliances, and to coin money.” (Platez, Owen, and Cook, 2012.) Though the legislative branch still holds a huge amount of power, the mass media seem to focus a lot more on the executive branch. A popular hypothesis of why the media outlets choose to focus on the president over the legislative and judicial branch is because it is easier to blame a single person rather than a group of people.
However, it concentrated wealth and power within the economy and Jackson was against that power affecting the common people. He ran for reelection and was going against his personal enemy Henry Clay, who was representing the Whig Party. This party strongly supported the Second Bank and so Clay urged Biddle to apply for a new charter. Even though this passed both houses without any trouble, Jackson vetoed it. Jackson soon defeated Clay in the election and began to make his own changes to the bank.