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upon to organize in 1789. The states had been dependent on England but wanted no more
of it. They had been in fact 13 independent republics, and they wanted no more of that
either. No one knew how the new Constitution would work or how it would effect the
freedom of the states. Washington was determined to build a real federal government for
the United States. The new government was launched April 30, 1789, when Washington
took his oath as president in New York City, the first national capital. In 1792 the nation
reelected him to a second term.
Washington appointed John Jay as chief justice of the Supreme Court, Edmund
Randolph attorney general, Thomas Jefferson Secretary of State. General Henry Knox
Secretary of War, and Alexander Hamilton took over the Department of the Treasury. He
avoided personal favoritism in his appointments.
George organized his Cabinet into an executive council in basically the same
structure as it is today. He proceeded with the Cabinet and Congress cautiously at the
beginning of his presidency. The government was new and relationships were strained and
unsure. Both the administration and the legislature were trying the waters of sentiment,
testing its own power.
One of the first problems he took up was national defense. "To be prepared for
war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace," he said. Another problem
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