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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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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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