11.2 Launching the New Government

  • Arguments broke out on which department should have more power
  • Approved 3 departments
  • George Washington elected fist President
  • Departments of state handles relations with other countries.
  • Department of war defends the nation.
  • Treasury oversees the nation's finances.
  • Attorney general the presidents legal advisor.
  • Postmaster heads the post al system
  • These heads of departments became the president's cabinet.