1 George Washington

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

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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.
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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.
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