The Foreign and Domestic accomplishments of the 1790’s These accomplishments began with Washington’s administration in 1789 and moved through his term to John Adams’s election in 1796. Throughout the ten year span the two men created, passed and established accomplishments need to form a better country. These foreign and domestic precedents provided the foundation for the financial, political and social structures of modern day America. In 1789 George Washington was unanimously elected to serve as the first president of the United States. Under his administration came great changes, starting with the establishment of the Cabinet in 1789.
John Jay John Jay, born 1745-1829 , was an American statesman, and the first Chief Justice of the United States. He graduated from King’s College (now Columbia Univ.) in 1764. In pre-Revolutionary actions he reflected the views of the conservative colonial merchant, opposing British actions but not favoring independence. As a delegate to the First and Second Continental Congresses he urged a moderate policy, served on various committees, drafted correspondence, and wrote a famous address to the people of Great Britain.
He fought under Benedict Arnold and General Washington. After the war Burr decided to study law, and he was admitted into the bar in New York in 1782. By 1791, Burr had become a powerful political figure and he was elected Senator of New York. Burr joined the Democratic-Republicans led by
As a result, they demanded a Bill of Rights stating the immunities of the citizens. George Washington George Washington was the dominant military and political leader of the US. He was unanimously elected president in 1789. His leadership style set many trends in government that are still used to this day, such as using a cabinet system, delivering an inaugural address, and setting the two term limit. Thomas Jefferson Elected 3rd President After serving as Vice President under John Adams, Thomas Jefferson was elected the 3rd President of the United States.
After both his father and older brother died when he was young, Washington became personally and professionally attached to the powerful William Fairfax, who promoted his career as a surveyor and soldier. Washington quickly became a senior officer in the colonial forces during the first stages of the French and Indian War. Chosen by the Second Continental Congress in 1775 to be commander-in-chief of the Continental Army in the American Revolution, Washington managed to force the British out of Boston in 1776, but was defeated and almost captured later that year when he lost New York City. After crossing the Delaware River in the dead of winter, he defeated the British in two battles, retook New Jersey and restored momentum to the Patriot
McCullough is a two time winner of the Pulitzer Award and the National Book Award. He has received the highest civilian award in the United States; The Presidential Medal of Freedom. Summary 1776 is a book about the American Revolution in the year of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. David McCullough tells about how the small American Army attempted to win their freedom from the world power Great Britain. It tells about the ups and the downs of the American attempt for freedom.
The real goals of Jacksonian Democrats were not to protect the constitution, but to abolish the Whig party, and to sustain state’s rights in a democracy, rather than a federal government. The Jacksonian Democrats were benefitting from political democracy more than they were guarding it. Andrew Jackson himself was raised in Tennessee, and before his presidency, was a natural war hawk, which is shown through the Battle of New Orleans. His war-like instincts managed to affect his choices throughout his presidency. This was shown by his threats to bring the military into South Carolina after the nullification on his Tariff of Abomination (Document F).
By defeating the northern army on their own grounds, he hoped to bring the population of the north into a panic and settle for peace. He hoped this would convince them to allow the south their own country. General James Longstreet was General Lees second in command of the Northern Virginian Army. Historian Jeffery Welt wrote that General Longstreet was the finest corp commander in the army of Virginia. He also stated that Longstreet was the best corp commander in the civil war conflict on either
For the Union, Lincoln adopted the so-called "Anaconda strategy", which required the encirclement of the Confederacy by securing the border states. This was also supplemented by massive naval blockades in the South by the Union Navy. Within a year, Lincoln modified the plan to include invasion of the South. Lincoln appointed and replaced his generals at a pace that most observers considered unwise. In his mind, however, he wanted commanders who could win battles, pursue defeated armies, and engage the enemy no matter the cost in lives or
Being a farmer at home, Mount Vernon. Being a part of the Virginia’s militia and fighting side by side with British officers, and learning what they do, to beat there enemy. These things helped George Washington become commander in chief for the Continental army and after defeating the British army, Washington went on to be elected as president. The American people wanted to be king but Washington said, “There is only one king, and that’s God.”