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George Washington -
Presidency (1789 - 1797)

1) Washington was persuaded to attend the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in the summer of 1787, and was unanimously elected president of the Convention. Geeorge Washington

  • True or False?

2) The Electoral College elected Washington unanimously as the first president in 1789, and again in the 1792 election; he remains the only president to have received 100 percent of the electoral votes.

  • True or False?

3) Washington took the oath of office as the first President of the United States of America on April 30, 1789, on the balcony of Federal Hall.  Where was Federal Hall?

  1. New York City

  2. Washington, DC

  3. Boston, Massachusetts

  4. Philadelphia

4) The 1st United States Congress voted to pay Washington a salary — a large sum in 1789.  What was the initial salary?

  1. $15,000 a year

  2. $25,000 a year

  3. $250,000 a year

  4. $500,000 a year

5) What title did Washington prefer?

  1. Archduke

  2. Judge

  3. Mr. President

  4. Mr. Elder

6) Who was Washington’s Secretary of State?

  1. John Foster Dulles

  2. William Foster

  3. Marion Morrison

  4. Thomas Jefferson

7) Who was Washington’s Secretary of Treasury?

  1. Alexander Hamilton

  2. Aaron Burr

  3. Henry Lee

  4. James Monroe

8) In 1791, partly as a result of the Copper Panic of 1789, Congress imposed an excise tax on distilled spirits, which led to protests in frontier districts, especially Pennsylvania. By 1794, after Washington ordered the protesters to appear in U.S. district court, the protests turned into full-scale defiance of federal authority. What was the protest known as?

  1. Thunder Road

  2. Whiskey Rebellion

  3. Moonshine War

  4. Beer Rebellion

9) Alexander Hamilton and Washington designed the Jay Treaty to normalize trade relations with Great Britain, remove them from western forts, and resolve financial debts left over from the Revolution. John Jay negotiated and signed the treaty. When was the treaty signed?

  1. September 19, 1794

  2. October 19, 1794

  3. November 19, 1794

  4. December 19, 1794

10) In Washington's Farewell Address, he counseled friendship and commerce with all nations, but warned against involvement in European wars and entering into long-term "entangling" alliances. The address quickly set American values regarding foreign affairs.

  • True or False?

Presidency (1789–1797) [ Answer]
1) True 2) True 3) A. 4) B. 5) C. 6) D. 7 A. 8) B. 9) C. 10) True

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