1st – George Washington
Vice-President – John Adams
Creation of the Departments of State (Thomas Jefferson), Treasury (Alexander Hamilton), War (Henry Knox), and Offices of Attorney General (Edmund Randolph), and Postmaster General (Samuel Osgood).
Bill of Rights proposed as 12 amendments and 10 passed
Federal Judiciary Act- Creates a six member Supreme Court, John Jay is appointed as Chief Justice and 13 district courts and 3 circuit courts.
Hamilton’s Fiscal Program: Assumption of Bill-assume state debts from Revolutionary War; First Bank of the United States; Buy bonds at par or face value.
Alexander Hamilton’s Report on Manufactures
Excise tax on tax on whiskey leads to Whiskey Rebellion
Tariff Act is moderately protectionist
1793 Thomas Jefferson resigns as Secretary of State
1790 first official census
Chisholm v. Georgia – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a citizen of one state may indeed sue another State in a Federal court as provided for in Article III, Section 2 of the constitution so in 1798 the 11th Amendment was added to the Constitution to repeal this section.
French Revolution begins in 1789
Proclamation of Neutrality
Jay’s Treaty with England
Pinckney Treaty with Spain
Washington’s Farewell Address
Slater brings Knowledge of power driven machines to U.S.
First American novel, The Power of Sympathy by William Hill Brown
Capital moved to Philadelphia
Thomas Paine writes Age of Reason
Benjamin Franklin’s Autobiography
John Trumbull paints the Declaration of Independence
Eli Whitney invents the Cotton gin
2nd – John Adams
Vice-President- Thomas Jefferson
The Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798- Four pieces of legislation designed to protect the Government from slander and to protect American’s during the...