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George Washington

Virginian, patriot, general, and president. Lived at Mount Vernon. Led the Revolutionary Army in the fight for independence. First President of the United States.

electoral college

A body of electors who represent each state's vote in choosing the president.

Martha Washington

Washington's wife, entertained guests and attended social events with her husband

precedent

An action or decision that later serves as an example.

Judiciary Act of 1789

This act created three levels of federal courts and defined their powers and relationship to the state courts.

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