George Washington -
(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.
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.
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
New York City
4) The 1st United States Congress voted to
pay Washington a salary — a large sum in 1789. What was
the initial salary?
$15,000 a year
$25,000 a year
$250,000 a year
$500,000 a year
5) What title did Washington prefer?
6) Who was Washington’s Secretary of State?
John Foster Dulles
7) Who was Washington’s Secretary of
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
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?
September 19, 1794
October 19, 1794
November 19, 1794
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.
Presidency (1789–1797) [ Answer]
2) True 3) A. 4) B. 5) C. 6) D. 7 A. 8) B. 9) C. 10) True