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By John Norton. Book of U. S. Government Firsts. 1 st President. George Washington Didn’t have a political party because he didn’t like them. First Secretary of State. Thomas Jefferson Handles relationships with foreign governments. First Treasurer. Alexander Hamilton

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By john norton

By John Norton

Book of U. S. Government Firsts


1 st president

1stPresident

  • George Washington

  • Didn’t have a political party because he didn’t like them.


First secretary of state

First Secretary of State

  • Thomas Jefferson

  • Handles relationships with foreign governments


First treasurer

First Treasurer

  • Alexander Hamilton

  • Handles the nation’s money

  • Hamilton came up with the idea of a national bank


First secretary of war

First Secretary of War

  • Henry Knox

  • In charge of the U.S. army and navy


First attorney general

First Attorney General

  • Edmund Randolph

  • Main legal advisor of U.S. government


Judiciary act

Judiciary Act

  • Put into effect on September 24, 1789

  • Established the U.S. court system and the judicial branch


First rebellion

First Rebellion

  • Whiskey Rebellion

  • 1791

  • Rebellion over new taxes put in place by Hamilton

  • Ended by 13,000 militia soldiers sent by President Washington


First conflict between cabinet members

First Conflict Between Cabinet Members

  • Hamilton vs. Jefferson

  • Hamilton wanted to create a national bank and new taxes to help the U.S. pay off its debt

  • Jefferson opposed it because the ability to do that wasn’t in the Constitution

  • Hamilton won

  • Jefferson was so against it he resigned after Hamilton’s plan was approved


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