Presidents from Washington through Monroe, 1789-1825: Debating the Issues in Pro and Con Primary Documents

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TIMELINE

1789

April 14

Charles Thomson, secretary of Congress, visits Mount Vernon to inform George Washington that he has been elected president of the United States. Washington accepts the position. John Adams is elected vice president.

April 30

George Washington is inaugurated as president in New York City.

May 14

The U.S. Senate votes to address the executive as “Mr. President.”

1790

January 9

Alexander Hamilton presents Washington with his “Report on Public Credit.”

July 16

Washington signs the bill moving the national capital to the Potomac (the future Washington, D.C.) in ten years.

1791

February 25

Washington signs the bill creating the Bank of the United States.

1793

February 13

Washington is unanimously reelected to a second term as president. John Adams is reelected as vice president.

March 4

Washington is inaugurated for his second term.

April 22

Washington presents his Proclamation of Neutrality.

1794

July 15

The Whiskey Insurrection begins when armed citizens oppose a U.S. marshal in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.

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  • Title Page iv
  • Contents vii
  • Series Foreword ix
  • Preface xiii
  • Timeline xv
  • Introduction 1
  • 1 - George Washington 11
  • 2 - John Adams 49
  • 3 - Thomas Jefferson 81
  • 4 - James Madison 121
  • 5 - James Monroe 155
  • Recommended Readings 188
  • Bibliography 189
  • Index 193
  • About the Author 199
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