Lesson 5: The President’s      PrecedentsBellringer: What is a “PRECEDENT”?
Precedents prec·e·dent     /n. ˈprɛsɪdənt; adj. prɪˈsidnt ˈ                                     , prɛsɪdənt/  Show Spell...
Washington http://www.history.com/vi  deos/george-  washingtons-  precedents#george-  washingtons-precedents List some p...
Washington’s Presidency George Washington was constantly setting  precedents. He did a lot to define in practice what  wa...
Washington’s View on his Role“As the first of everything in our situation  will serve to establish a precedent. It is  dev...
Guiding Questions What important developments occurred during George Washingtons tenure as the first "President of the Un...
What is a President Look at the Federalists paper for interpretation Answer questions about the President   How many ch...
What did Washington do During hisPresidency? Read 2 articles Underline or highlight accomplishments or  precedents Washi...
Washington’s Precedents Neutrality in Foreign Affairs 2-term Presidency Use of Force to Enforce the law (Whiskey Rebell...
Comparing Can we find statements about the powers and  responsibilities Hamilton discussed? Are any aspects of the Execu...
Inaugural Address What can we learn from it? What kind of President did Washington hint at being?
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Lesson 5 The President's Precedents

  1. 1. Lesson 5: The President’s PrecedentsBellringer: What is a “PRECEDENT”?
  2. 2. Precedents prec·e·dent /n. ˈprɛsɪdənt; adj. prɪˈsidnt ˈ , prɛsɪdənt/ Show Spelled[n. pres-i-duhnt; adj. pri-seed- nt, pres-i-duhnt] Show IPA noun 1. Law . a legal decision or form of proceeding serving as an authoritative rule or pattern in future similar or analogous cases. 2. any act, decision, or case that serves as a guide or justification for subsequent situations.
  3. 3. Washington http://www.history.com/vi deos/george- washingtons- precedents#george- washingtons-precedents List some precedents Washington set . . .
  4. 4. Washington’s Presidency George Washington was constantly setting precedents. He did a lot to define in practice what was written in the Constitution. Washington was aware that the Constitution provided the framework, but he would have to fill in a lot of blanks Every single “first” would set a precedent to be followed by later presidents
  5. 5. Washington’s View on his Role“As the first of everything in our situation will serve to establish a precedent. It is devoutly wished on my part, that these precedents may be fixed on true principles.”
  6. 6. Guiding Questions What important developments occurred during George Washingtons tenure as the first "President of the United States"? How did they affect the future of the U.S. and the office of President?
  7. 7. What is a President Look at the Federalists paper for interpretation Answer questions about the President  How many chief executives are there at one time?  What is a term of office?  What provision is made for cases of abuse of office?  What power does the chief executive have in the passage of laws?  What limits are there on the executive in the passage of a law?  What military powers does the chief executive have ?  What powers to call the legislature together does the chief executive have ?
  8. 8. What did Washington do During hisPresidency? Read 2 articles Underline or highlight accomplishments or precedents Washington made Make a list . . .
  9. 9. Washington’s Precedents Neutrality in Foreign Affairs 2-term Presidency Use of Force to Enforce the law (Whiskey Rebellion) Establishment of a Cabinet  State department  Treasurey  Department of War Calling on Cabinet for advice How to address the president First to be Inaugurated First to make Inaugural speech Judiciary Act of 1789  Federal courts, district courts, circuit courts  Federal courts could overturn state decisions  John Jay as Chief Justice
  10. 10. Comparing Can we find statements about the powers and responsibilities Hamilton discussed? Are any aspects of the Executive as described in the Constitution different from Hamiltons discussion?
  11. 11. Inaugural Address What can we learn from it? What kind of President did Washington hint at being?

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