Washington wasnt a war hawk. He had been to war and knows its difficulties and struggles to put bullets through skulls. He stayed neutruel throughout the scandals between the French and Britian. "The French tried to draw the United States into their conflicts with Britian." -272. This means that he wouldnt just pick a fight anyone. Wars like these always leave a country in huge debt.
On April, 30, 1789, George Washington was oficialy announced as the first president of the United States. Washington and Congress worked closely o form a government and cabinet. As his cabinet members he choose Thomas Jefferson to and Alexander Hamilton. "He picked Thomas Jefferson to head the state department." This means that he choose opposite parties for opposite opinions."
Washngton had been informed that a big land was up for sale. He knew that if he bought it, it would be easier to trade through the Mississipi River. In the text it states, "The new territory would provide plenty of cheap land for farmers..." This means that this land was too good to pass up. He soon sent 2 trusted individuals to explore the new land.