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As President of a new nation, what would be the first thing you do?

by on February 8, 2013

Washington’s signature appears inside of this custom bound copy of the Acts of Congress.

Over two centuries ago, on April 30, 1789, George Washington delivered his first Inaugural Address knowing that he had little to guide him in the job that lay ahead but the principles stated in the Constitution.  Washington was a strong supporter of the Constitution and would look to it for guidance in his unprecedented role as President.
In George Washington’s personal copy of the Acts of Congress, his handwritten notes can be seen in the margins.  The notes provide insight into Washington’s crucial role in the implementation and interpretation of the Constitution and the establishment of the new American government.

As President of a new nation, what would be the first thing you do?


mb February 18, 2013 at 3:15 pm

I would draft and/or support the drafting of the Constitution. The Constitution is the main act, in fact, the first act that settles the rule of law for a new nation.

irish american March 5, 2013 at 2:13 pm

i would build an irish american museum

Yim Thoj March 5, 2013 at 11:10 pm

I would first try to maintain the safety and peace of everyone in this nation. Thus, I will continue on sustaining the importance of keeping the American Dream and patriotism alive throughout the presidency years. Also bring the hope and optimism to each and everyone of us all!

Varsha & Varun July 16, 2013 at 4:23 pm

I would help to pass are that says smoking is prohibited everywhere!!

Frederick Steve s August 19, 2013 at 12:59 pm

If I became President I would work hard to creat jobs for everyone!

Andrew September 3, 2013 at 10:41 am

I would help people if there hurt.And give people homes.

Josh September 3, 2013 at 10:41 am

I would make every country free. And help the poor.And honor the men and woman who fought for my country.

Nolan September 3, 2013 at 10:42 am

I would make sure everyone has a house and paying jobs.

Emmanuel September 3, 2013 at 10:42 am

If I where President I will make America better by giving people more rights.

juan September 3, 2013 at 10:42 am

If I became president I would hire people to clean the city and hire more firefighters to spray down the fire so nobody would get hurt.

Briona September 3, 2013 at 10:43 am

I will give people money who need money so they want be broke.

Aaliyah September 4, 2013 at 10:01 am

I would make sure people have homes that deserve it and give them jobs and help people if their doing bad and make sure bad people go to prison with following all the laws.

Maegan September 4, 2013 at 10:02 am

I would make sure everyone has been equally treated and make sure everyone has a job to support there family and have a war free zone !!!!! :)

christopher September 4, 2013 at 10:03 am

I would grow crops for my people and make homes.

kenneth f September 4, 2013 at 10:04 am

I would give all poor people paying jobs and homes and food and supplies.

Daniel September 4, 2013 at 10:04 am

Well i would say i front of everybody that i will make this country better than how it is right now because today is ugly and i say that people should raise money for the army.

Lilly September 4, 2013 at 10:05 am

i would raise money for the homeless people, and give food to them.

Peter September 29, 2013 at 1:46 pm

i would build a chamber for the new Congress and have the ceiling painted with stars to remind the members of the Star Chamber

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