The American Presidents of the New Republic. 1789-1825. George Washington. Elected by first electoral college in 1789. Runner-up, John Adams, became the Vice-President Inaugurated at Federal Hall in NYC, April 30, 1789 Served two terms, 1789-1797. A New Government. Washington’s Challenges.
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Securing the Northwest Territory
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Boston Tea Party
“Let me now take a more comprehensive view, and warn you in the most solemn manner against the baneful effects of the spirit of party generally….It agitates the community with ill-founded jealousies and false alarms, kindles the animosity of one part against another, foments occasionally riot and insurrection….
So likewise, a passionate attachment of one nation for another produces a variety of evils….history and experience prove that foreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of republican government….”
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“[My] worthy fellow Citizens may be easy about me. I never can forsake what I take to be their Interests. My own have never been considered by me, in Competition with theirs. My Ease, my domestic Happiness, my rural Pleasures, my Little Property, my personal Liberty, my Reputation, my Life, have little Weight and ever had, in my own Estimation, in Comparison of the great Object of my Country. I can say of it with great Sincerity, as Horace says of Virtue—to America only and her Friends a Friend.”
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HERE WAS BURIEDTHOMAS JEFFERSONAUTHOR OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE,OF THE STATUTE OF VIRGINIA FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM,AND FATHER OF THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA
BORN APRIL 2, 1743DIED JULY 4, 1826
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First Lady, Dolley Madison