Chapter 6 Section 1. Objectives: - Identify the first steps taken by the Washington Administration - Understand how George Washington established precedents for other presidents to follow. The United States in 1790. Population: 4 million 865,000 square miles (problems?)
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- Identify the first steps taken by the Washington Administration
- Understand how George Washington established precedents for other presidents to follow
It is meant to prevent Washington, and his successors, from becoming tyrants.
It does not guide Washington or the first Congress in how to run the day to day business of government.
Washington begins his cabinet with 3 departments:
Alexander Thomas Henry
Hamilton Jefferson Knox
Secretary Secretary Secretary
of Treasury of State of War
Catalyst: Hamilton Needs to raise revenue beyond what id being brought in by the protective tariff. In 1794 he passes an Excise tax on Whiskey.
Result: farmers in Western PA. who depended on the manufacture of whiskey (from their grain crop) reacted violently and reused to pay the marshals sent to collect the tax (sound familiar?)
End game: Hamilton, Washington and 15, 000 FEDERAL militia ride west to assert the power of the federal government
KEY IDEA: Hamilton saw the Whiskey Rebellion as an opportunity to show the Federal Governments ability to resolve domestic problems and assert the new government’s authority.