The Cabinet: George Washington and the Creation of an American Institution
Where: Fraunces Tavern Museum
54 Pearl St.
212-968-1776 Price: Free
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In this lecture, Chervinsky will explore the creation of the first presidential cabinet. Washington modeled his new cabinet on the councils of war he had led as commander of the Continental Army, tinkering with its structure throughout his administration. As Washington faced an increasingly recalcitrant Congress, he came to treat the cabinet as a private advisory body to summon as needed, greatly expanding the role of the president and the executive branch.
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