1 George Washington

1 George Washington - Leah Betten Mr. Bickerstaff Period 3...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Leah Betten Mr. Bickerstaff Period 3 8/29/06 GEORGE WASHINGTON I. President: George Washington A. February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799 II. States: A. Virginia born B. Virginia delegate for President III. Educational and Occupational background A. Education 1. Went to school in colonial Virginia 2. Did not attend university B. Occupational 1. Military Service a. Virginia militia (1752-1754, 1755-1758) b. Commander in chief of the Continental army (1755-1783) 2. Congressional a. Member of House of Burgesses (1759-1774) b. Delegate to Continental Congress (1774-1775) c. President of Constitutional Convention (1787) IV. Dates of the terms of office A. 1789 – 1793 B. 1793 – 1797 V. Prominent issues in each election A. 1 st election – what set-up of government; how interpret the broad Constitution; lead the nation to victory over the Indians; Make U.S. a steady country never to be taken back by Britain. B. 2 nd election – keep the nonpartisan government from fragmenting; VI. Opponent(s) by term A. John Adams (Vice President) 1. 1 st and 2 nd term – second most votes VII. Vice President: John Adams (served 1789-1793, 1793-1797) VIII. Political party: none IX. Domestic Happenings A. Judiciary Act (1789) – one of the first laws passed by Congress under the new Constitution. It organized the U.S. Supreme Court and established lower federal courts throughout the country. B. Vermont admitted to the Union (1791) C. Constitutional Amendments (Bill of Rights) Ratified (1791) – laid the ground work of American citizens’ inherent rights of liberty.
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
1. Freedom of religion, of speech, of the press, to assemble and petition for redress of grievances. 2. Right to bear arms. 3. Restrictions on quartering soldiers in private homes. 4. Freedom from unreasonable search and seizure. 5.
Background image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 4

1 George Washington - Leah Betten Mr. Bickerstaff Period 3...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 3. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online