New Republic and Washington’s Presidency, 1789-1797. Setting up the New Republic. Setting up the National Government, Court Systems, Economy, and National Security. Washington takes the oath of office. April 30, 1789 Federal Hall Washington. Jump Start- Mon. January 13, 2014 .
Setting up the National Government, Court Systems, Economy, and National Security
April 30, 1789
Federal Hall Washington
The Revolutionary War has been over for 8 years, but the nation is still in huge debt. You have been hired to work for the Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton. Your task is to create a plan to get the nation out of debt as fast as possible, but remember, enough people have to agree on this plan in order for it to pass. Here are some things to think about:
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Draw a large rectangle vertically on your paper to take up MOST of the page.
Copy the sentence above into your classmate’s notebook. Copy ALL of it! NEATLY….so that they can read it, of course!
Sign “SPAIN” by an X on the line in the bottom LEFT CORNER.
Sign “U.S.” by an X on the line in the bottom RIGHT CORNER.
At the TOP of your notebook, copy the TITLE of the TREATY!
And there you have it….Pinckney’s Treaty (Cliffs Notes Style)!
To Help France…
Britain was our biggest trading partner
Britain was against France
Too risky to fight them again
Hamilton favored not helping
Washington decided that we would be neutral
Congress passed a law forbidding aid to either side