When:
Wednesday, Jul 01, 2020 5:30p -
6:30p

Where:
Online event
1154 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215

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Admission:
FREE

Categories:
History, Virtual & Streaming

Event website:
https://www.masshist.org/calendar

On November 26, 1791, George Washington convened his department secretaries—Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, Henry Knox, and Edmund Randolph—for the first cabinet meeting. Faced with diplomatic crises, domestic insurrections, and constitutional challenges, Washington decided he needed a group of advisors he could turn to. He modeled his new cabinet on the councils of war he had led as commander of the Continental Army. Lindsay M. Chervinsky reveals the far-reaching consequences of Washington’s choice to create what has become one of the most powerful bodies in the federal government: the presidential cabinet.


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01/07/2020 17:30:00 01/07/2020 18:30:00 America/New_York ONLINE EVENT- The Cabinet: George Washington & the Creation of an American Institution On November 26, 1791, George Washington convened his department secretaries—Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, Henry Knox, and Edmund Randolph—for the first cabinet meeting. Faced with diplomati... Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, MA 02215 false DD/MM/YYYY