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What was the important precedent established during the administrations of George Washington and/or John Adams, and why? George Washington 2 term presidency Presidential title o not going by his Excellency Presidential schedule o Maintained balance of private vs. public schedules o Had regular opportunities for people to visit WH Civilian control of military o 1783, GW faced down Newburgh conspiracy, a cabal of Army officers prepared to act against Congress for failing to meet the Army’s financial requirements. o Established a critical precedent of subordination of military to civilian authority Neutrality in foreign affairs Nonpartisan president Nonpartisan cabinet John Adams Peaceful transfer of power to Jefferson when there is a change of party in the White House. Marbury v. Madison: Empowering the Supreme Court to engage in judicial review. Established precendent of a partisan president Took steps to be anti-elitist o Inauguration: wife’s coat of arms was whited out on horse and carriage. You're John Adams, circa 1801. Languishing in retirement at your family estate in
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