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George Washington had accomplished many things in his presidency which further bettered the United States Two precedents that Washington established for the presidency and executive branch throughout his terms were that he developed a cabinet and created a new capital for the country George Washingtons first take was to establish a cabinet The cabinet is an group of men organized by the President to assist him in all kinds of things that he has to deal with He chose Alexander Hamilton secretary of treasury and Thomas Jefferson secretary of state He created departments within the government each with different jobs The congress organized four sub- groups the secretary of the state the secretary of treasury the secretary of war and the attorney general Washington picked Jefferson to create a policy of seeking trade with European nations Alexander Hamilton became the secretary of treasury he came up with important ideas like a funded national debt and the making of the Bank of the United States Henry Knox was appointed the secretary of war and Edmund Randolph was the attorney general It had its first meeting in 1789 Washington reorganized his cabinet in 1795 and Tennessee became a state in 1796 Now the mains of fourteen executive departments form the cabinet Washington decided to create a capital for the United States of America Washington DC was a planned city from the start It was the first city in the United States to be planned before it was built The Constitution of the United States gave Congress the power to govern Washington For a lot of the citys history its leaders were appointed by the president In 1973 Congress granted the city the right to elect their local officials DC was divided into districts to regulate the uses of the property which is called zoning Washington DC did not become the United States capital until 1800 Congress moved its meeting into Philadelphia in 1790 DC had
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