George Washington

The Man, The Myth, The Legend

How George Washington shaped the presidency...

  • George created the cabinet (a group of people to execute policy) which we still use today!
  • Set two term presidential standard
  • D.C. is made capital
  • Adoption of "Mr. President" nickname
  • A National Bank is established
  • Increased power to Federal Courts
  • Increased power to Congress

Who Worked With Washington?

Would we consider Washington an effective leader as President?

  • President Washington signed the first Copyright Act of 1790 on May 31st, 1790
  • In 1794 Washington signed the Navel Act. This established a permanent naval force for the United States of America which is today's Navy.
  • Washington's Farewell Address is one of the most celebrated speeches in American history.

George Washington became the first president of the United States. He went to office in 1789, then served a second term in 1793. Although, after serving twice Washington refused to serve a third term because he wanted to retire.

Final Statement

Washington was a great, effective leader. He was the one who set the tone for all future presidents.

By: Sarah Townsend and Macy Price

Mrs. Angeli

Humanities Social Studies: Period 3

14 October 2016

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