George Washington (1789-1797)

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POSITIONS:

President (1789-1797)

VICE PRESIDENT AND FIRST LADY:

John Adams
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Martha Washington
Martha Washington

OVERVIEW:

Mount Vernon
White House
Miller Center
American Presidents: (C-SPAN)
The History Channel
American National Biography

RESOURCES:

Howard Chandler Christy’s “Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States.”

Mount Vernon Resources
Founders Online
The Papers of George Washington (UVA)
George Washington Papers (Library of Congress) 
The Avalon Project (Yale)
Smithsonian Collection
Speech Archive (Miller Center)
Online Books (University of Pennsylvania)

BOOKS:

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1789 ELECTION:

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George Washington


1792 ELECTION:

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George Washington


1789 INAUGURATION:

Inauguration of Washington as First President of the United States, April 30th 1789 in New York

1789 Address (Transcript, Images)
Joint Congressional Committee (1789)
Library of Congress (1789)

1793  INAUGURATION:

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Washington’s Inauguration in Philadelphia in 1793

1793 Address (Transcript, Images)
Joint Congressional Committee (1793)
Library of Congress (1793)

CABINET:

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George Washington and four members of cabinet. From left to right: George Washington; Henry Knox, Sec. of War; Alexander Hamilton, Sec. of the Treasury; Thomas Jefferson, Sec. of State; Edmund Randolph, Attorney General. (Library of Congress)

Attorney General:
Charles Lee (1795–1801)
William Bradford (1794–1795)
Edmund Randolph (1789–1794)

Postmaster General:
Joseph Habersham (1795–1801)
Timothy Pickering (1791–1795)
Samuel Osgood (1789–1791)

Secretary of State:
Timothy Pickering (1795–1800)
Edmund Randolph (1794–1795)
Thomas Jefferson (1789–1793)

Secretary of the Treasury:
Oliver Wolcott Jr. (1795–1800)
Alexander Hamilton (1789–1795)

Secretary of War:
James McHenry (1796–1797)
Timothy Pickering (1795–1796)
Henry Knox (1789–1794)

SUPREME COURT:

John Jay
Chief Justice John Jay

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Oliver Ellsworth (1796-1800)
Samuel Chase (1796-1811)
William Paterson (1793-1806)
Thomas Johnson (1791-1793)
James Iredell (1790-1799)
John Blair (1790-1795)
William Cushing  (1790-1810)
James Wilson (1789-1798)
John Rutledge (1789-1791, 1795)
John Jay (1789-1795)

CONGRESS:

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Federal Hall in New York in 1797

Speaker of the House:
Frederick Muhlenberg (1789-1791)
Jonathan Trumbull, Jr.  (1791-1793)
Frederick Muhlenberg (1793-1795)
Jonathan Dayton (1795-1799)

HISTORIC SITES:

Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon
George Washington Birthplace

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ARTICLES:

The Reluctant President (Smithsonian, 2/2011)

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