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George Washington
Presidency
DO NOW
• Define the word leadership
• What are some characteristics of
leadership?
DO NOW
• Describe a time when you or
someone you know set a rule and
then did not follow through
–What lesson does that send for the
future
PRECEDENT
• DEFINITION:
–An action or decision that
sets an example
1) THE CONSITUTION CALLS FOR A
JUDICIARY BRANCH
• Issues:
– Need a court system to interpret and decide the
constitutionality of laws
– Take away powers from other branches (centralize
power)
1) THE CONSITUTION CALLS FOR A
JUDICIARY BRANCH
• Signed the Judiciary Act, appointed judges to
federal courts and the Supreme Court
• Wrote that the future of the nation depended
on an independent judiciary
2) DEBTS AND FINANCES
• Issues:
– Help the economy, the government needs a bank
and it is not fair to pick already existing banks
– The government should not set the precedent of
going beyond its power in the constitution
2) DEBTS AND FINANCES
• Washington
agreed to
create a bank
to help the
economy
3) WHISKEY REBELLION
• Issues:
– People should have the right to protest against
government policies
– The government should not set the precedent of
allowing rebellions
3) WHISKEY REBELLION
• Assembled 13,000
men from state
militias
• Sent the army to
Pennsylvania and
the rebels fled
4) PROBLEMS WITH ENGLAND
• Issues:
– Allows the United States to avoid war and protect
its borders
– Makes the United States appear weak by signing a
treaty that still allows foreign countries to capture
our ships
4) PROBLEMS WITH ENGLAND
• Decided compromise was best
• Encouraged the Senate to approve the treaty
and then he signed it.
5) FORMATION OF POLITICAL PARTIES
• Issues:
– POLITICAL PARTIES WILL DISTRACT FROM
FOCUSING ON POLICIES FOR THE COMMON
GOOD
– CREATE DIVISION BETWEEN PEOPLE IN
GOVERNMENT
5) FORMATION OF POLITICAL PARTIES
• In his farewell address, he talked about the
danger of political parties
• Did not pick a political party
6) YOUR CREDIBILITY IS ATTACKED
• Issues:
– Should people be allowed to criticize the President
– Stopping criticism would limit free speech
6) YOUR CREDIBILITY IS ATTACKED
• Let them
continue their
attacks out of
respect for
freedom of
speech.
CLOSING QUESTION
• Do you think Washington set a positive
precedent for the presidency? Why or
Why not?
– Give at least two examples
– Write the question and your name in the top
margin on a separate piece of paper
Washington
• What kind of a leader was George
Washington?
• Consider how Washington would behave as a
peer, a captain of one of your sports teams, a
participant in the school play or how he’d
respond to gossip.
Do Now – Reflection on Dr. Michael
Fowlin’s assembly
• What do you think his reaction would be?
• What would George Washington think about
our society wearing masks?
• Needed to do v. Supposed to do
WASHINGTON VS ADAMS
• WAS JOHN ADAMS A GOOD LEADER? WHAT
CHARACTERISTICS DID HE HAVE OR DID HE
LACK?
• WHO WAS A BETTER LEADER FOR THE UNITED
STATES, WASHINGTON OR ADAMS? WHY?
POLITICAL PARTIES
• Compare and contrast George Washington’s
Presidency to that of John Adams. How are
they similar? How are they different?
• What type of precedent do you think John
Adams set for the presidency after his term in
office?
POLITICAL PARTIES
• WHAT COULD BE THE PROBLEMS FOR
AMERICA WHEN WE START TO DIVIDE INTO
DIFFERENT POLITICAL PARITES?
• Who is better for the United
States and its people?
Alexander Hamilton or Thomas
Jefferson