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The Cabinet

George Washington and the Creation of an American Institution

Lindsay M. Chervinsky

The US Constitution never established a presidential cabinet--the delegates to the Constitutional Convention explicitly rejected the idea. So how did George Washington create one of the most powerful bodies in the federal government?On November 26, 1791, George Washington convened his department secretaries--Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, He...
Publish Date
2020
April 7
Goodreads rating
4.24
ISBN
9780674986480
Recommendations
1
Recommendations
Feb 26, 2021
For definitive analysis of what led to this first cabinet session—and how it set the stage for all that has followed it—you’ll do no better than @lmchervinsky’s excellent book “The Cabinet: George Washington and the Creation of an American Institution”      source