The Formation of a National Governme12

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The Formation of a National Government Leaders crafted constitutional, legal basis for young nation Meanwhile, the country was growing steadily and immigration from Europe was  increasing. Americans were moving westward: New Englanders and Pennsylvanians  into Ohio; Virginians and Carolinians into Kentucky and Tennessee. Good farms were to  be had for small sums; labor was in strong demand. The rich valley stretches of upper  New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia soon became great w  The Formation of a  National Government Leaders crafted constitutional, legal basis for young nation heat-growing areas. Although many items were still homemade, the Industrial Revolution was dawning in the  United States. Massachusetts and Rhode Island were laying the foundation of important  textile industries; Connecticut was beginning to turn out tinware and clocks; New York,  New Jersey, and Pennsylvania were producing paper, glass, and iron. Shipping had 
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Unformatted text preview: grown to such an extent that on the seas the United States was second only to Britain. Even before 1790, American ships were traveling to China to sell furs and bring back tea, spices, and silk. At this critical juncture in the country's growth, Washington's wise leadership was crucial. He organized a national government, developed policies for settlement of territories previously held by Britain and Spain, stabilized the northwestern frontier, and oversaw the admission of three new states: Vermont (1791), Kentucky (1792), and Tennessee (1796). Finally, in his Farewell Address, he warned the nation to "steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world." This advice influenced American attitudes toward the rest of the world for generations to come....
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