Chapter 10 Lessons 1 and 2

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  • Q: What would have happend if Washington didn't set the standard for how long you could run?
  • A: It would be like a king and Washington didn't want that.
  • Washington was the first president of the United States of America. He said that no slip will pass unnoticed and he was right because everything is in the textbooks now. Washington worked for two terms as president and he set the standard for how long someone could run.
  • Washington Takes office
  • Q: What is the relationship between Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson?
  • A: Hamilton was a Federalist and Jefferson was a Democratic-Republican.
  • Washington set up the cabinet in 1789. He chose Thomas Jefferson to head the State Department, Henry Knox was the choice to look after the nation's defense as the secretary of the Department of War, Edmund Randolph was chosen to be attorney general, and Alexander Hamilton was to manage the nation's money at the Department of the Treasury.
  • The Cabinet
  • A: we would do the same thing they did and reverse the states decisions, but still let them have their laws and courts.
  • Q: How would you use this in our world today?
  • Both sides wanted different things and in 1789 they came to an agreement in the Judiciary Act of 1789. This act let the states keep their own laws and courts, but the federal court had power to reverse decisions
  • Forming a Court System
  • Q: What is the most important reason the people wanted a bill of rights?
  • A: The people wanted a bill of rights because they felt like it would protect their rights.
  • The states wanted a bill of rights. Some of them agreed to ratify the constitution just so they could have a bill of rights added. Madison set amendments that became the bill of rights.
  • The Bill of Rights
  • A: Washington should have been focused on making America stronger by helping Hamilton instead of working on the military because the military was stable enough.
  • Q: How could Washington spread out the responsibilities rather than putting all his duties on Hamilton?
  • Washington was focused on military matters so he depended on Hamilton to help him. Hamilton had a hard job. he had to stabilize the countries financial issues and strengthen the country at the same time
  • A New Economy
  • Q: How is this similar to our nation today?
  • A: America is still in debt. Up to the trillions now. There is no way we will be able to pay all this debt off without raising taxes to unbelievable prices.
  • Hamilton decided to let the federal government take over so they could build up the nations credit so it would be easier to borrow money.
  • Hamilton's Plan
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