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The American Presidency

Defining the Presidency

Joe Kennedy

on 23 April 2010

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Transcript of The American Presidency

Defining The Presidency Colonists wanted to avoid a centralized authority. Colonists shaped their ideas of the Powers to be given to a President, by their opinions of his Virtue." George Washington struck a careful balance between acting too regal or too egalitarian. He chose to be addressed simply as "Mr. President," yet bowed to guests rather than extending a personal handshake. The states maintained a high degree of sovereignty. They coined their own money, raised armies, and erected tariff barriers. Many felt that the Continental Congress was too weak to resolve problems among the states. They created a new form of government, with three branches and checks and balances. Furnishing the Mansion
Washington resided in a house in Philadelphia. His home contained elegant furniture giving the impression of dignity and stability. The true test of America's young democracy was not the election of its first president, but rather the transfer of the office to its second, John Adams. The New Republic George Washington Continental Congress Constitutional Convention Establishing the Presidency Furnishing the Mansion Farewell Address
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