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What were the biggest problems that George Washington faced during his presidency?

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Asked by anil garg, 30 Dec '12 10:10 pm
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Building a new government, Handling the financial affairs of the new country, finding good relation with Great Britain & signing treaties with Indian tribes.
Answered by Mandeep Sangwan, 30 Dec '12 10:27 pm

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1. He was the first person to take the job, so he had to set a lot of precedents. Among these were his refusal of a third term, his adding "so help me god" at the inaugural address, and appointing cabinet members.
2. Speaking of a cabinet, Washington's cabinet was horribly split. Alexander Hamilton, Secretary of the Treasury, and Thomas Jefferson, Secretary of State, hated each other and agreed on absolutely nothing. Their mutual hatred for each other culminated in Jefferson's resignation as Secretary of State in 1793. Washington knew that with every decision he made, one of them was going to support it and the other was not, resulting in another feud between the two.
3. The French Revolution was going on; Britain and France were locked in war. Washington passed the Jay Treaty to proclaim neutrality, to much controversy.
4. the whiskey rebellion was a huge problom he faced, in which he made the precedent that said "use of forse to enforce the law" is allowed
5.Then there was the ...more
Answered by vedprakash sharma, 30 Dec '12 10:13 pm

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