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Unformatted text preview: Washington s Election 1789 Once in ofFce, Washington calculated his moves, knowing that every step set a precedent and any misstep could be dangerous for the fragile government. Ex: How kingly should a president be? appoint people Dept. of War, Henry Knox Department of Treasury, Alexandar Hamilton Department of State, Thomas Jefferson Attorney General, Edmund Randolph Supreme Court Chief Justice, John Jay *** Precedent Why appoint these people? Washington & Hamilton, Laws passed by rep. government must be obeyed. Standing up to civil disorder - people who doesn t obey the law their chosen representitive passed issue reappears in election of 1800 The Republican World at War, 1793-1800 Jeffersonian Republican - keep things small, states rights Hamiltonian Centralization - fed gov should be in power, he thinks relate to economy pro-french pr pro- british, sepecially after B and start a war Americans & The rench Revolution (think they should learn from them, that s what...
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