The Constitution of the USA and the Bill
of Rights (1791) were written to guide the new country
and its government. President George Washington
was politically an Independent political party
and set about creating the new nation establishing the
National Mint, the First Bank of the United States and
the Post Office were established and the First Census of
1790 was undertaken.
main events that occurred during the time that George
Washington was president included the Neutrality Proclamation (1793) and
the Whiskey Rebellion (1794). George Washington
died on December 14, 1799 of heart failure, aged 67. The next president was
Date of Birth:
February 22, 1732
Place of Birth:
Westmoreland County, Virginia
Height: 6 feet
Martha Dandridge Washington
Date of Death:
December 14, 1799
Date of George
April 30, 1789 to March 4, 1797
Character and Personality Type of George Washington
The character traits of President George Washington can be described as reserved,
moral, ambitious, brave, serious and subject to an explosive temper
temper. It has been speculated that the Myers-Briggs
personality type for George Washington is an ISTJ (Introversion, Sensing,
Thinking, Judgement). A reserved, well-regulated and serious
character and a strong traditionalist. George Washington Personality type:
logical, organized, sensible, thorough and dependable.
The Nickname of George Washington: The American Cincinnatus
The nickname of President George Washington provides an insight into how the man
was viewed by the American public during his presidency. The meaning
of the nickname The American Cincinnatus
was a reference
to the famous Roman aristocrat and statesman who won a war but
choose to become a citizen rather than seeking power. President
Washington was also more popularly referred to as the "Father
of His Country" but he was also
called Conotocaurious meaning 'Town Destroyer', a nickname given to
George Washington by Iroquois Native American Indians in 1753.
Accomplishments of George Washington and the Famous Events during his Presidency
The accomplishments of George Washington and the most famous events during his
presidency are provided
in interesting, short summaries.
Summary of the 1790 Census: The
was taken on August 2, 1790 in the original 13 States, plus the
districts of Maine, Kentucky and Vermont, and the Southwest
Territory (Tennessee). Its purpose was to record the population of
America and find out how many people there were in each state.
First Bank of the United States
Summary of the First Bank of the United States: The
First Bank of the United States
was established in 1791 in order to handle the massive debt created
during the War of Independence (1775–1783) and to create a standard
form of currency.
The National Mint
Summary of the National Mint: The
was was authorized by the Coinage Act of April 2, 1792 in order to
circulate coinage to enable the new nation to conduct its trade and
commerce. For additional facts refer to
American Currency History
and the establishment of the
The Post Office
Summary of the Post Office: The Postal Service Act signed into law
by President Washington on February 20, 1792. The
was was created by the Second Continental Congress on July 26, 1775
"To establish Post Offices and post Roads" enabling a communication
system across the new nation and guaranteeing the privacy of
personal correspondence in the
1789 Judiciary Act
Summary of the 1789 Judiciary Act: The
1789 Judiciary Act
established the U.S. court system of lower courts, circuit
courts and the appeals system.
1793 Neutrality Proclamation
Summary of the 1793 Neutrality Proclamation: There
were many conflicts in Europe, including the French Revolution.
The new nation had a military force that was too small to risk any
sort of engagement with either Britain of France. The
was authorized on April 22, 1793 stating that the United States of
America would take no part in a war between two or more other
Fugitive Slave Act
1793 Fugitive Slave Act was passed on February 4, 1793 guaranteeing the right of a
owners to recover an escaped slave and requiring US citizens to help
in the return of escaped fugitive slaves.
Summary of Jay's Treaty:
called the 'Treaty of Amity, Commerce, and Navigation, Between His
Britannic Majesty and The United States of America' was arranged by
John Jay to settle outstanding border disputes
with the British and enabled trade during the
French Revolution - refer to the
French Revolution and US history.
Jay's Treaty was signed on November 19, 1794
and resulted in the British surrendering their forts on the Great
Lakes and arranged the payment of debts due to British subjects.
Summary of Pinckney's Treaty:
was arranged by Thomas Pinckney on March 7, 1796 to
establish intentions of friendship between the USA and Spain.
The Whiskey Rebellion
Summary of the Whiskey Rebellion: The
was was sparked by the 1791 Excise Tax on distilled spirits. The
government authorized a system of local tax inspectors and
collection officers to collect the Excise tax. The new law enraged
the farmers of Carolina and Pennsylvania who refused to pay the tax
and their actions action came to be known as the Whiskey Rebellion.
Inventions during his presidency
The new nation of the United States saw the growth of
manufacturing between 1789-1800.
Two famous inventions during his presidency, the
Eli Whitney Cotton Gin and the
Samuel Slater Cotton Mill, mechanized agriculture
and increased farming production.