More Than Ever, We Need George Washington's Seven Principles of Thankfulness - IVN. The first executive order given by a President of the United States was George Washington& decree on October proclaiming a national day of Thanksgiving.
American artist John Trumbull painted this portrait of Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton rose from poverty to lead the Federalist Party. His brilliant career was cut short when he was killed in a duel with Vice President Aaron Burr, whom he had accused of being a traitor.
Thomas Jefferson, 1801 His election as America’s third president -- after a particularly hard-fought campaign -- marked the first time the nation’s leadership would shift political hands, from the Federalist party to the Democrat-Republicans. So Thomas Jefferson sought to soothe citizens’ frayed nerves with a message of bipartisanship: “We are all Republicans, we are all Federalists,” he said.