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George Washington Presidential Performance Report Card

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Andy Zhang

on 12 March 2015

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Transcript of George Washington Presidential Performance Report Card

President George Washington
Presidential Performance Report Card
Head of State
Vetoed-the Apportionment Bill & cutting the size and cost of the military.
Copyright Act of 1790
Judiciary Act of 1789
Naturalization Act of 1790
Residency Act of 1790
Bank Act of 1791
Coinage Act of 1792
Militia Acts of 1792
Naval Act of 1794
Fugitive Slave Act of 1793
Chief Legislator
Chief Executive
Guardian of the Economy
Continual mischiefs of the spirit of party" making it the "interest and duty of a wise people to discourage and restrain it."
Cautioned against the dangers of political parties
Chief of Party
Chief Diplomat
History of Washington
Chief Legislator: C-
Chief of Party: D
As Commander-in-Chief , Washington was daring leader, and used the element of surprise to win American victories. He won, for America, their independence by winning the Revolutionary War
Military was loyal to him and trusted him
Used force to stop the Whiskey Rebellion-to prove that he could be a strong leader that would enforce the law
Set up the Federal Reserve to absorb the war debts of the separate states
Appointed Alexander Hamilton as Secretary of Treasury
Upped agriculture and industry.
The government would deposit money from taxes and make loans to farmers and businesses .
Born in Virginia in 1732 to a wealthy plantation owner

The experience of the French and Indian War earned him a reputation as a solid leader in the American colonies

Commander in chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolution

Elected in 1789, 1st President of the United States
High reputation & authority
8 executive orders issued-used them to clarify issues with which few in Congress could disagree
Developed the Cabinet system, "may require the Opinion, in writing, of the principal Officer...upon any subject relating to the Duties of their respective Offices.”
The Congress was very cooperated with the President.
At first he did not want to be president, but after the revolutionary war he was very popular as a war hero.

His popularity continued throughout his presidency, however he refused a 3rd term

George Washington was a very proficient speaker. Many themes from his inaugural speech and farewell address a visible in today's government

His presidency set a high standard for following presidents

Most famous speech: George Washington's Farewell Address
All of this legislation was successful
Supported strong central government
Government was not divided
: for cooperation and establishing major legislation that still exists this day
: for defeating the British Army and united the colonies
Establishment of Cabinet System
: There probably couldn't have been a better first president for the U.S
: The issue he was afraid of was the parties becoming more important than the people and the U.S., however, he couldn't keep the nation in single-party system.
: he had plans and helped to bring out a strong economy
Issued a treaty of neutrality in the war between France & Britain
Didn't consult the Senate- set standard for early presidents
: for keeping the U.S. from war, so the nation can recover and grow.
Set a high standard for following presidents
Developed cabinet system
Supported Bills of Rights
kept U.S from war with those foreign powers
The system of federal taxation
Joined the states together and helped establish the federal government
1. History of Washington
2. Chief Legislator
3. Chief Executive
4. Head of State
5. Chief of Party
6. Guardian of Economy
7. Chief Diplomat
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