12 Amendments

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Haven’t you ever wondered how our nation began? How the government is what it is today? On April 30, 1789, George Washington took the oath of office as our first president of the United States of America. The citizens put their trust in him and others to make the government fair and they delivered. And so did the ones that came after. In the Summer of 1789 the first Congress set up three sections in the executive branch of government. They are the State Department, Treasury Department, and War Department. After Congress was established James Madison introduced 12 Amendments, but only 10 were ratified. December 1791 those 10 Amendments were put in the Constitution as the Bill of Rights. Andrew Hamilton proposed an idea to put a tariff so people
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