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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