George Washington's Presidential Power

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The powers of the president aren’t very strict because the other branches watch to see what they are doing. The powers included: making laws, signing treaties, appointing judges, filling up vacancies, appointing Ambassadors, and granting reprieves and pardons. Some presidents used the powers well, while others did not. The one president that used them the greatest was Washington, the greatest, and the first. He wielded the powers to impact the growing United States most effectively by signing treaties to enemies, passing acts,and trying out the National Bank. Washington, in his presidency, used the power of signing treaties. He signed a bunch of treaties to end a bunch of different feuds. One of those treaties was called Jay’s Treaty. This…show more content…
The act created the federal court system that we still use today. The act also outlined the powers and their relationships to the state court. The act also added the idea that court’s decision is final and that the Supreme court can settle the disputes between states. The Judiciary Act also made it that there was 13 lower courts beneath the Supreme Court. The other act that Washington signed and made to help the country was the Neutrality Proclamation. This act stated to the world that the United States was going to remain neutral during the conflict between France and Great Britain. Washington believed that this would be the safest and the most reasonable plan. This helped the nation my not going into debt and starting wars with the bigger countries. Both of these acts were very different but in the end they both helped the growing nation. Washington used the powers of the executive government well to make these acts to keep the nation…show more content…
The Bank would help the economy. It would also offer more security for the national economy. Trying out the National Bank was the most beneficial thing Washington did. It helped the country get a step in the right direction. The National Bank is not in use today but the bank made it so that the country would see that the bank would have to be everywhere not just in one place. Washington made the National Bank come because of the Elastic Clause in the Constitution. The National Bank was given a charter of 20 years. The bank encouraged development of a national currency. The bank would be the warehouse of government funds and help the collection of taxes and the distribution of funds. Also, the bank would provide a source of
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