|The precedent-setting First Federal Congress
fleshed out the governmental structure provided for in the Constitution and
ensured the new government's stability. This mini-edition presents
documents relating to establishing the first three executive departments, and
in particular, the critically important constitutional debate over the power of
removal of executive branch officials.
Charlene Bickford, Project Director and Coeditor
Kenneth Bowling, Coeditor
Helen Veit, Associate Editor
Charles diGiacomantonio, Associate Editor
George Holland. A View of Broad Street,
Street, and the City Hall.
Courtesy of I.N. Phelps Stokes Collection,
Miriam & Ira D. Wallach
Division of Art, Prints, and
The New York Public Library.
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