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Jennifer Shepherd
Jennifer Shepherd • 1 year ago

On September 18, 1793, George Washington laid the cornerstone of the Capitol building, the future home of the legislative branch of government. Six years earlier, on September 17, 1787, Washington was among the 39 men who signed the United States Constitution; effectively putting the framework of the new government into place.  Despite this, the physical location of the government would not be completed for many years.

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On June 21, 1788, New Hampshire ratifies the U.S. Constitution, making it the law of the land. The problem with the original Articles of Confederation among the 13 founding states was, in the words of George Washington, “no money”. The Constitution created a strong federal government with an intricate system of checks and balances.

A pinner said, George Washington was, in my opinion, THE greatest American, ever. He had impeccable character, courage, bravery, faith. He put duty to country before himself. He won our war for independence against the greatest army and navy of his time; he participated in, and led, the setting up of our government. He was our first president. He was...the essential man. Without him, there would never have been a United States. Thank-you, thank-you, George Washington.

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