|First Lady||Martha Washington|
|Attorney General||Edmund Randolph (1789–1794)|
|Attorney General||William Bradford (1794–1795)|
|Attorney General||Charles Lee (1795–1797)|
|Postmaster General||Samuel Osgood (1789–1791)|
Did Edmund Randolph support the Constitution?
By the time of the Virginia convention for ratification, Randolph supported the Constitution and worked to win his state’s approval of it. He stated his reason for his switch: “The accession of eight states reduced our deliberations to the single question of Union or no Union.”
What was Edmund Randolph’s role in the constitution?
Randolph is perhaps best remembered for introducing the Virginia Plan to the Constitutional Convention, which proposed a legislative branch consisting of two chambers, in which each state would be represented in proportion to their “Quotas of contribution, or to the number of free inhabitants.”1 Following his time as …
What caused the Whiskey Rebellion?
The Whiskey Rebellion. In 1794, farmers from Western Pennsylvania rose up in protest of what they saw as unfair taxation and provided the new nation, and George Washington, with a looming crisis. In 1791, Congress approved a new, federal tax on spirits and the stills that produced them.