Washington Heads the New Government

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Presentation about a few of the things established by the first President of the United States, including a little bit about Alexander Hamilton's economic plans

Presentation about a few of the things established by the first President of the United States, including a little bit about Alexander Hamilton's economic plans

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  • 1. WASHINGTON HEADS THE NEW GOVERNMENT Section 6.1
  • 2. GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION 1. What did the Judiciary Act of 1789 establish?  Set up the federal court system  determined the number of judges on the Supreme Court  established federal circuit and district courts  Allowed state court decisions involving the federal Constitution to be appealed to a federal court
  • 3. GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION 2. What departments did Washington create and whom did he appoint to head them? State Thomas Jefferson Foreign Affairs War Henry Knox War/Defense Treasury Alexander Hamilton Government Finances Attorney General Edmund Randolph Legal Advisor
  • 4. PHILOSOPHIES OF GOVERNMENT  Distrusted centralized power  Trusted the common people  Favored centralized power  Distrusted the common people 3. How did Jefferson feel about political power and the common people? 4. How did Hamilton feel about political power and the common people?
  • 5. PHILOSOPHIES OF GOVERNMENT  Believed it was unconstitutional  Believed it would help to organize and stabilize the nation’s finances  believed it would tie wealthy investors to the nation’s success 5. Why did Jefferson and Madison opposed the national bank? 6. Why did Hamilton support the national bank?
  • 6. PARTY POLITICS  Republican  Federalist 7. To which party did Jefferson belong? 8. To which party did Hamilton belong? 9. Why did Washington distrust the two-party system? • He saw political parties as a danger to national unity and national safety.