Washington anxiously took office on April 30, 1789 in NewYork City. The first job president washington had to do was put up a working goverment so thats what he did. The congress passed three laws of Treasery, State, and War. He appointedd a seretary of each department and an attorny general to advise him on legal matters.
Tax please !
When washing ton took office the first financal crisis the U.S faced was when the american revelution ended te americans were left in 52 million dollars of debt they were not making enough money to pay off. This sitiuatin was fairly complicated because most people bought bonds and had so;d them for less then they were worth leaving them in complications.
Problems in NW Territory
Hamilitons plan consistied of three pats to help the U.S pay off their debt. The first part if his plan was to allow the fedral goverment pay off all of the state debt. The second part of his plan was to crea a national bank. Hamiltion convinced the congress to pass this because in the constition it states that all laws should be made if "nessary and proper'' , finally Hamaltions pla states that setting high tariffs would help bring in more profit to pay off the debt. This was not passed because most of ameica depended on trade.
Protestes started breaking out when congress put a tax on all whiskey made and sold in the countery. The farmers did not approve their whiskey being taxed so when a group from western Pennsylvina attempted to collect the taxes they rebelled and burned down a house of one of the tax collectors. this showed the goverment that armed protest will not be exepted in the U.S.
No Way !
According to the treaty of paris the british had to reamove all forts and soilders from the NW territory in a reasonable amount of time but after 10 years they were still in the terretory suppling the Native Americans with weapons to attack the americans. To stop the attack the feadrel goverment tried the force the native americans to sell their lands bt when the refused to they were at battle with each other ( The Battle of Fallen Timbers)
The french reveloution began in April of 1789 to revolutionize an unfair class system. At first the americans supported the revltion but then by 1793 that changed because it started to get violent when the French declared war on britan. Washington tried to keep the U.S neutral because they depended on trade with both France and Britian. Then the British were attacking american ships to make the men join their navey. To try and fix conflict with sending John Jay to london.