The Early Republic 1788-1829. The New Government. George Washington is elected the 1 st president by the Electoral College in 1788 Inaugurated in 1789. George Washington 1789-1797. Many precedents , or traditions, were established during Washington’s term as President.
Led by Hamilton
Supported the national bank
Favored a stronger federal government
Loose interpretation of the Constitution (elastic clause)
--If the Constitution does not ban something, then it is constitutional
return to the borders before the