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b. The Early National Period
 
THE UNITED STATES DURING THE CONFEDERATION PERIOD (MAP)
THE EXPANSION OF THE UNITED STATES (MAP)
 
1789, March 4
 
First Congress met at New York.  1
 
April 30
 
WASHINGTON INAUGURATED AS PRESIDENT. Creation by Congress of three executive departments: state, war, and treasury. The Judiciary Act of 1789 provided for a system of federal district and circuit courts. The first ten amendments to the Constitution, the so-called Bill of Rights, were adopted by the Congress and sent to the states.  2
 
 
 
The Encyclopedia of World History, Sixth edition. Peter N. Stearns, general editor. Copyright © 2001 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Maps by Mary Reilly, copyright 2001 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

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