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George Washington's Presidency

After the Revolutionary War, George Washington wanted to retire to Mount Vernon and leave the governing of the new country of the United States to others. However, he was unanimously elected as the...

Latest answer posted July 9, 2019 12:21 am UTC

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George Washington faced many obstacles while in office. The greatest obstacle he faced was setting the precedent for future executives to follow. George Washington had to demonstrate humility while...

Latest answer posted March 12, 2021 2:09 pm UTC

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George Washington faced several domestic issues while he was President. One was dealing with the national debt. Alexander Hamilton, his Secretary of the Treasury, proposed a plan that would combine...

Latest answer posted December 7, 2015 10:23 pm UTC

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The challenges that George Washington faced as president were both internal and external. Washington's Farewell Address offers a cogent general summary of the major overarching problems that he...

Latest answer posted March 1, 2021 12:00 pm UTC

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George Washington was an able general during the Revolutionary War who understood that the main goal of the Continental army was survival. He did not allow the British army to destroy it....

Latest answer posted December 14, 2018 10:14 pm UTC

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It is important to remember that the United States, as it is existed under George Washington, was still militarily and politically vulnerable (and was far from the superpower it would eventually...

Latest answer posted November 21, 2019 11:09 pm UTC

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An interesting lens from which to dissect this question is to examine some of Washington's own words. In his first inaugural address, Washington makes clear some of his concerns. Because he was the...

Latest answer posted November 30, 2019 6:56 pm UTC

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George Washington's Presidency

George Washington faced many challenges. Some occurred while leading the colonial army in the Revolutionary War. During the Revolutionary War, George Washington was constantly faced with a lack of...

Latest answer posted February 13, 2016 8:34 pm UTC

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Two main themes characterized the April 30, 1789 inaugural address of President George Washington. The first major theme of Washington’s address involved the role he and others of the nation’s...

Latest answer posted December 2, 2017 4:20 am UTC

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George Washington's Presidency

As the first President of the United States, almost all of Washington's actions shaped the Presidency. When he took the oath of office, he wore a civilian suit but also wore a sword, to indicate...

Latest answer posted October 20, 2011 7:31 am UTC

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There were several factors that led to Jay’s Treaty with Great Britain. As a new country, the other powerful countries, mainly Spain, Great Britain, and France, were trying to push us around and to...

Latest answer posted January 17, 2016 5:03 pm UTC

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The Battle of Fallen Timbers was an important event in early American history. When the Revolutionary War ended, the Treaty of Paris was signed. The British were supposed to leave their forts in...

Latest answer posted February 1, 2016 1:18 am UTC

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The impact of George Washington is truly massive considering his instrumental role in the founding of the United States. For starters, his command of the Continental Army saw to the eventual...

Latest answer posted December 1, 2019 1:56 pm UTC

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In retrospect, one can see Washington's advice as being more than a tad unrealistic. At the time he gave his Farewell Address, American politics was already in the process of becoming deeply...

Latest answer posted October 2, 2018 6:26 am UTC

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The Whiskey Rebellion was the first notable challenge to the newly laid out federalist system of the United States. Although it ostensibly began over a seemingly innocuous issue (a federal excise...

Latest answer posted July 12, 2018 7:45 pm UTC

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The US was a new, fragile nation, and many (including George Washington) felt that the new nation needed to avoid foreign conflicts. A major problem with remaining neutral in the war between...

Latest answer posted April 8, 2019 1:24 pm UTC

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In modern US Government textbooks, "Chief of Party" is typically given as one of the "hats" that a president wears. However, I would say that George Washington largely did not carry out this role....

Latest answer posted November 7, 2010 4:01 am UTC

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In many respects, the presidency is defined by the character of the person serving in the office. As a nation, we should be grateful George Washington served as the first president of the United...

Latest answer posted July 5, 2019 2:42 pm UTC

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George Washington's Presidency

In George Washington’s first inaugural address, he portrays himself as a reluctant leader who would have been happy to live out his life in obscurity. He says that he was called by his country and...

Latest answer posted September 8, 2016 1:50 am UTC

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Washington faced many struggles during his presidency, and his responses to them established enduring precedents. Let us look at a few major problems. First, Washington had to deal with the fallout...

Latest answer posted February 1, 2018 4:47 pm UTC

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One of the most critical precedents that Washington set was to seek to avoid political partisanship in his leadership. Washington did not endorse the presence of political parties. This was seen...

Latest answer posted November 10, 2012 4:27 pm UTC

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George Washington would have agreed with Thomas Jefferson when Jefferson said this. There are two reasons why this is so. First, what Jefferson is really saying is that all Americans share a...

Latest answer posted October 12, 2012 3:55 am UTC

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The Federalists were generally favorable towards Pinckney's Treaty, also called the Treaty of San Lorenzo. The treaty, signed in 1795, established 31 degrees north latitude as the southern boundary...

Latest answer posted October 20, 2016 6:20 pm UTC

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Washington did not hold an office during the period, but he remained perhaps the most important man in the new United States. He had been very disillusioned with the ability of Congress to supply...

Latest answer posted November 19, 2012 4:20 am UTC

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I believe that Washington's foreign policy is one of the most underrated elements of his administration and tenure as President. Nearly every President that followed had his own challenges in...

Latest answer posted October 6, 2012 2:57 pm UTC

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