This is a bundle of 2 highly animated, power point presentations on the presidency of George Washington & a summary of issues which to his election(s). Both presentations together number 33 slides. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change them to fit your individual needs.
George Washington was the first President of the United States, the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.
He presided over the convention that drafted the current United States Constitution and during his lifetime was called the "father of his country." After leading his country through 8 long years of war, having established the United States Of America, Washington was once again called upon to serve this country.
During the presidential election of 1789, he received a vote from every elector to the Electoral College, the only president in American history to be elected by unanimous approval. He took the oath of office at Federal Hall in New York City, the capital of the United States at the time.
With the help of Alexander Hamilton, he composed his “Farewell Address” to the American people, which urged his fellow citizens to cherish the Union, avoid partisanship, and permanent foreign alliances. In March 1797, he turned over the government to John Adams and returned to Mount Vernon, determined to live his last years as a simple gentleman farmer.
Power point #1 is entitled, US Presidents - # 1 - George Washington and contains 17 slides and covers the following:
Americas First President
Presidential Leadership (2)
Acts to Reduce the Nations Debt
The Whiskey Rebellion
Retirement & Legacy
Relief & Accomplishment
The Death of Washington
Final Thoughts (2)
Following the Constitutional Convention of May 1787, over which George Washington had presided, his ascent to the presidency was all but decided.
As commander of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, Washington had proven masterful at balancing the strategic and political demands of the office. His persistence and devotion to his men and his perpetual mindfulness of the ideals for which they were fighting won him the respect and loyalty of many.
As a result, his signature on the new Constitution was a deciding endorsement for some of those who had opposed federalization. Following the ratification of the Constitution by the necessary 9 states in July of 1788, Congress set January 7 of the following year as the date by which states were required to choose electors. Those chosen would cast their votes a month later, on February 4 for Washington.
Power point #2 is entitled, US Presidential Elections - Election of 1789 & 1792 - Washington and contains 16 slides and covers the following:
U.S. Presidential Elections
First Presidential Election
Election of 1789
Hamilton Steps In
Some States Abstained
Election of 1792
End of Presentation
This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading....US Presidents.