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1.G.W. wasn’t a dictator/King/Queen John Adams came up with some examplesa.Elected majesty, highnessd.G.W. didn’t have much of an ego, but he was pretty humble and didn’t like the idea to be called your Excellency so he said “Call me Mr. President” and the name stuck
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e.First capital (New York) to Philadelphia (1790)f.First Term’s Unfinished Business:i.Judiciary Act of 1789ii.“Bill of Rights”- First 10 amendmentsg.Setting precedents:i.“Mr. President”1.G.W. had a precedent for ppl. Calling him Mr. President 2.G.W. had been called to preside over the discussions of the Constitutional Convention (Mr. Presiding officer AKA Mr. President)3.John Adams, B/c he spent so much time to find a name was named rotundity ii.Presidential cabinet (secretaries)1.Needed people to help the president, he couldn’t do this all by himself2.The head of any government would have to know what policies to suggest/follow and what steps to take to carry out governmental/foreign affairs so he replicated a system that had consisted with the articles of confederation (AOC)a.Had a presiding officer then men who followed to handle specific matters with 3.Not only have a legislative, and executive branch but now they needed a judicial systema.Needed to have an advisor to advise him on the constitutionb.Be the president’s personal lawyer i.This person was the “attorney general” on constitutional governmental mannersiii.3 departments of the cabinet1.Outside of G.W. 2 individuals were extremely important: Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton2.State: Thomas Jefferson(BA)a.Secretary of State
b.Knew he was a well know patriot, had been governor of Virginia, wrote the declaration of independence i.Not just a figure in the revolution but emerged as a great figure as a political figure in national historyii.The epidemic of the great liberal at end of 19thand beginning of 20th century1.Saw how things were done in England and how The U.S. had patterned itself and he wanted to change this!!iii.Conservative: keep things the way things are iv.liberal: change it and make it betterc.was the Liberal in the Washington cabinetd.was an aristocrat, planter, came from a powerful and respectable Virginia familyi.went to college at 14 years old, became a lawyer but also studied national sciences, studied 5 and spoke 4 languagesii.was a “resonance” mane.He held slaves (so did G.W.)i.Was an American diplomat to France and was well known for this1.Was named secretary of state while still in France3.Treasury: Alexander Hamilton (NY)a.Financial affairsb.Was a financial genius, was a young man 34 years old G.W. = 57c.G.W.’s aid to camp in the war and proved to be loyal to Washington and the nation d.Was bright and capablee.Was in the words of the time a “poor bastard”: poor boy born in British west indies, his mother was never married to his fatheri.This was an insulting term, represented a kind of statusii.Ppl often didn’t have equal access to education but they carried with them that stating of legitimacy and inferiority that their mothers carried too

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