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george washington

George Washington

1st President of the United States


Warm-up!! Make a t-chart in your journal with accomplishments on one side and leadership qualities on the other side. Copy the accomplishments and fill in the qualities. Question: What kind of leadership qualities would a person need to accomplish the following?


  • Accomplishments:
  • Led the Continental Army during the American Revolution
  • Led the Constitutional Convention
  • Served as 1st President of the United States
  • Established the role of President
i can describe problems george washington faced during the early republic
I can describe problems George Washington faced during the early republic!!
  • The Whiskey Rebellion
  • Setting up the Federal Court System
  • Precedence set by Washington


  • A tradition
characteristics of george washington s presidency
Characteristics of George Washington’s Presidency
  • The Whiskey Rebellion
  • The Judiciary Act of 1789
  • Precedence of the President


Alliance -


  • A pact or friendship


Not this:

Neutral -
  • Not choosing sides


i can identify washington s foreign policies that he described in his farewell address
I can identify Washington's foreign policiesTHAT HE DESCRIBED IN HIS FAREWELL ADDRESS
  • Washington called for America "to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world."
washington s foreign policy
Washington's foreign policy


  • Avoid foreign alliances
  • Stay neutral
Despotism -


  • a system of government in which the ruler has unlimited power : absolutism
Dissention -


  • Conflict



Perpetrated -


  • To carry out an act
Faction -


i can describe washington s views on political parties decscribed in his farewell address
I can describe Washington's views on political parties DECSCRIBED IN HIS FAREWELL ADDRESS
  • "The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge natural to party dissention, which in different ages & countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism.”
  • George Washington
george washington s view on political parties
George Washington’s view on political parties
  • Avoid them!!!
  • They lead to unlimited government!!
  • They lead to dissention!!


practice question
Practice Question:
  • Political parties developed because there was an agreement over the War of 1812.
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Practice question:
  • Political parties developed because of a disagreement over the role of the strength of the federal government.
practice question2
Practice question:
  • Washington believed that the United States should attempt to expand her territory over seas by any means necessary.
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Practice question:

How did George Washington view foreign interaction?

  • The United States should help other nations.
  • The United States should conquer any nation weaker than them.
  • The United States sought new trade relationships with Asian countries.
  • The United States should remain neutral with foreign countries.
What personality trait is described in the following quote? Inspirational, honest & Practical, Believes in equality
  • “I wish from my soul that the legislature of the State could see a policy of a gradual Abolition of Slavery.”
  • George Washington
What personality trait is described in the following quote? Inspirational, honest & Practical, Believes in equality
  • “I was summoned by my country, whose voice I can never hear but veneration and love.”
  • George Washington