George Washington Takes Oath in 1789
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Federal and state governments had borrowed money to pay for the American Revolution. They would not pay them back.
Hey, I’m gonna need some money for the American Revolution, dude.
That’s fine, man, just pay me back later.
Washington establishes a cabinet as part of the Executive branch
We are the cabinet of Washington
The Judiciary Act of 1789 was a compromise, allowing state courts to function normally, but could be overruled by federal courts.
Hamilton persuades Congress to open a national bank.
No. ...well, maybe. We’ll think about it.
PLEEEASE open a bank!
No, and now we’re going to be mad at you for a long time and organize opposition to all of your plans!
Oh, and ALSO can we tax whiskey? And a bunch of other things?
The Bill of Rights, which guarantees such basic rights as freedom of speech, right to a fair trial, and protection against unreasonable searches and seizures, was added to the US Constitution in 1791.
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