- from George Washington
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As the nation’s first president, Washington had to figure out exactly what his job was.
Americans had just fought a war to get rid of a king. They didn’t want another king. But what did they want? Americans decided to have a government by the people and for the people. No other nation at that time had such a government. Without the powers of a king, could Washington build a strong national government and unite the 13 states?