History of U.S. Presidents Essay
All together, to date, there has been 42 Presidents.There seemed to be three main eras of presidency: forming our country, perfecting the way we run it, and advancing ourselves, globally and nationally.It all began with George Washington.He is considered to be the founding father of our nation by many people.He was born in 1732 in Virginia, and died in 1799.He was 56 years old when elected in 1789.Atfirst, George was reluctant to take on the task of being President. Before he left for his inauguration, he wrote,
"About ten o'clock I bade adieu to Mt. Vernon, to private life, and to domestic felicity, and with a mind oppressed with more anxious and painful sensations than I care to express, set out for New York."
With this statement, Washington is saying that he knows it will be a hard road to travel, and that he will no longer be able to enjoy the right to secrecy, that all he does will be known, yet he still took the job.Washington took the oath of office on April 30th, 1789.Before being a president, he had been a plantation manager and a soldier.He had no real experience in government.Early in Washington's Presidency, he was careful and deliberate in his actions, and was aware for the need to build a structure that would help future presidents.At the end of hisfirst term, he was reelected in 1792.During the war between England and France, Washington chose to be neutral to the matter.Washington left office in 1797, when John Adams took over.This begins thefirst stage of my report, "forming our country."
To form our country, wefirst needed a strong economy, and to do that, we needed a good financial system.When Washington left office, this was already well in place.During Adams' presidency, he had many problems with international relationships.The French/British war was still going on, and America was being pulled between sides.Unfortunately, being …