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‘The Cabinet: George Washington and the Creation of an American Institution’

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April 01, 2021

Lindsay Chervinsky, Chris Lu, Kathryn Dunn Tenpas

Lindsay Chervinsky, author of The Cabinet: George Washington and the Creation of an American Institution, joins two Miller Center experts to discuss George Washington’s role in the creation of the cabinet, tensions between Hamilton and Jefferson, partisanship and the first party system, and how appointments and staffing are determined today.