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GEORGE WASHINGTON 1789-1797

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GEORGE WASHINGTON 1789-1797

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  1. GEORGE WASHINGTON1789-1797

  2. George Washington’s Presidency • April 30, 1789Washington (Virginia) is inaugurated (sworn in) as President. John Adams (Mass.) becomes the Vice-President.

  3. George Washington’s Presidency • Washington establishes many governmental precedents. PRCEDENT:an example that would become a standard practice.

  4. Major Events DuringWashington’s Presidency • Battle of Fallen Timbers (1794)the American army defeats a confederation of Indians over tension in the Northwest Territory. • Treaty of Greenville (1795)12 tribes cede much of present-day Ohio and Indiana to the U.S. government.

  5. Major Events DuringWashington’s Presidency • The Whiskey Rebellion (1794)PA farmers refused to pay the tax until the American army enforces it. This upholds the power of the new federal government.

  6. Major Events DuringWashington’s Presidency • The French Revolution (1789-1793)the French people overthrow the French monarchy by executing King Louis XVI. • Neutrality – the U.S. would not side with any European country in wartime.

  7. Ouch! King Louis XVI

  8. Major Events DuringWashington’s Presidency • Pinckney’s Treaty(1795)Spain gave the Americans the right to freely travel on the Mississippi River and use the port of New Orleans.

  9. Washington Retires • Established the precedent of only a two-term presidency, which becomes the22ndAmendment in1951.

  10. Washington’s Farewell Speach • Upon his stepping down from power, Washington gave a farewell speech… that speech is one of the most prophetic addresses in American history. He warned of two key dangers to our Union: • The destructive potential of political parties • “Entangling foreign alliances”