In 1789 George Washington was elected as the First President of the United States of America under the Constitution. In the following years after George Washington's administration was John Adams and succeeding him was the Third President of the United States Thomas Jefferson. George Washington and Thomas Jefferson's' administrations contributed to establishing a stable government after the adoption of the Constitution. They strengthened the national government by passing important legislature, peaceful international affairs and economic plans.
The following year the Constitution was composed on September 17, 1787. The idea of the constitution was seen as ownership papers for citizens. The constitution provided the “checks-and-balances” idea which limited powers between the three branches created: Congress, Supreme Court, and Executive. As well as provided a “Bill of Rights”, which James Madison promised to the people in order to get the Constitution ratified. The executive branch lead to the position of a President and for the President to make appointments and treaties.
George Washington, The first U.S. president, created a cabinet in 1789. A cabinet is a different use of government. New York the brand new government acted fast to make the nation's financial structure increase. The government assumed that the revolutionary war debt the states and the government. The debts paid for a program through new taxes and tariffs. The tax on whiskey was a revolt that the tariffs and taxes led it to, the president got a army and suppressed the tax on whiskey revolt. After that the government adopted the Bill of rights as the ten amendments for the constitution. The federal judiciary was established by the judiciary act of 1789. The Judiciary act of 1789 also establish the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court began to be
When George Washington became the first president of the United States in 1789 the young republic faced many pressing issues. The state needed to build a sound economy, create a stable polotical system and preserve national independence. .
Do you know what keeps, and has kept America in order since 1789? That would be The Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights is simply the first ten amendments. Written by James Madison, The Bill of Rights lists specific prohibitions on governmental power. The Bill of Rights was officially added into the constitution in 1791. The amendments are on display in the National Archives Museum.
Between the years of 1789 – 1800, there were two people given the job of being the President of these United States of America, George Washington, the first president, and John Adams, the second president. Between the years of 1789 – 1800, the United States of America was a very young country who was searching for its identity, a leader, and an economic basis on which to run the country. Before, 1789, when George Washington took office, the Constitution of the United States was a very new document. It had just been ratified 1 year earlier, which meant that the Articles of Confederation, which ruled the country between the years 1783 – 1788, was thrown
In the 1700’s, America gained its independence after the Revolutionary War. While independence seemed like a blessing, it left America with a lot of problems. They created a new government under the Articles of Confederation, but they created a very weak central government. It couldn’t create an army to defend itself, pay the debt to foreign countries, and this would lead to foreign countries losing their respect for the new nation. All these problems lead the people to get rid of their government and create a new one that was more successful. This new Constitution was an outline for the government to follow. One task was to elect a president to lead them. Washington was elected for the job, but was put in a situation where there was a lot of
Congressional Reconstruction included the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth amendments to the Constitution which extended civil and legal protections to former slaves. Congress abolished slavery in the District of Columbia in 1862, and President Abraham Lincoln’s Proclamation ended the practice of slavery in 1863, at war’s end in 1865 but the question of slavery had not been resolved at the national level.
The first 10 amendments to the Constitution make up the Bill of Rights. Written by James Madison in response to calls from several states for greater constitutional protection for individual liberties, the Bill of Rights lists specific prohibitions on governmental power. The Virginia Declaration of Rights, written by George Mason, strongly influenced Madison. One of the many amendments that have been tried in court is the second amendment. The second amendment says “A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” Which in short terms means that we as people are allowed to possess with a permit a gun of some kind. But what does is really mean by “a well-regulated militia”? Who falls under the
During the beginning of 1790, Hamilton submitted his report, which was the Public Credit to Congress in January for managing the unpaid Revolutionary debts. He required Congress to pay foreign debts. In December, he passed his report again to Congress about the Bank of the United States for chartering a central bank and allowing the bank to made loads. Then, President Washington “approved the bank opening in Philadelphia…” (Gillon, pg.250). In 1791, Congress let Madison improved ten of twelve amendments as the Bill of Right, also known as the constitutional amendments. And these ten amendments supported Congress and made its authority
In this Modern Era, there are three amendments that greatly impact us; the 13th amendment, 19th amendment, and 22nd amendment. Throughout history many important decisions and laws were made based on age, beliefs, gender, race, and ethnicity which reflect on our society today. The constitution is an important decision wisely created by the United States to protect the natural rights of life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness, and within the constitution are the amendments. Amendments consist of civil rights, civil rights are given to citizens to enjoy political and social freedom as well as equality. Before the 13th amendment African Americans were deprived of their life and pursuit to happiness, when the 13th amendment was ratified and abolished
The Twelfth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified on June 15, 1804 as a result of the two previous disastrous elections of 1796 and 1800. This amendment addressed a problem that existed in the Constitution regarding the elections of the President and Vice-president.
In the first draft of the Constitution, suprisingly few basic rights were included. Thomas Jefferson wrote James Madison, another politician that he was concerned about “the lack of a bill of rights providing clearly for freedom of religion, freedom of the press, and protection against threatening armies." Aware of the need of these basic rights, George Washington pushed Congress to propose amendments that offered rights of citizens and the welfare of the public. Motivated by these important Americans, Congress finally proposed Amendments to the Constitution providing for necessary basic human rights. These Amendments were officially proposed on September 25 in 1789. Of the original twelve proposed Amendments, numbers 3-12 were ratified. Later,
The new country had to have a congress so they set up 3 departments in the executive branch.The first congress had to decide how to set up the nation’s court system. The Judiciary Act of 1789 established a federal court system with 13 district courts and 3 circuit courts to serve the nation. Then the bill of rights was made so the people had rights. In 1790 Hamilton proposed the government pay off millions of dollars in debt to countries and to individual American citizens. Congress agreed to pay the other nations their
During the discussion of the Unites states Constitution many states agreed to approve the constitution if a bill of protection was added. The ideas many stated believed that the bill of rights should include was to protect individual rights. Although many people agreed on this idea some delegates would not approve the Constitution because many thought that the Constitution itself was a bill of rights. Due to many disagreements James Madison wrote twelve amendments when the Congress met in 1789. In September 1789, the twelve amendments were proposed and were sent to the states for ratification. By December 1791 only ten out of the twelve were approved and became part of the Bill of Rights.