Why was it had to be the President?
Ever since the American Revolution, the funds were low for the Army and Navy. People were spreading across the land for more room. And the Indians were fighting back. George Washington had to plan out what they were going to buy from other countries. If he xhooses wrong he could start another war.
France and England Strike
While we were still getting back on our feet, France and Britain used their Navy to strike back. They stopped most of our ships they came out of harbor. This got the people worried about madness breaking out.
When the people in America were spreading out, the Indians were standing their ground. Also, the British was supplying them with weapons, supplies, and clothing for the coming fights.