State of the Union
Military: Lacking, still largely volunteer-based since the Revolutionary War
Economy: Very weak. Much of New England's base was hurt in the war, and the South has no real economy beyond farming.
Trade: No tariffs, but limited
Budget: Very constricted
Harmony: Some apprehension between states following the war about how to direct the new nation
Mood: Positive for now
Partisanship: For now, independents reign in both houses of Congress, modeling George Washington. However, party politics is about to explode onto the scene...
The year is 1796. George Washington has fulfilled both terms of his presidential cycle and has decided to retire back to Mount Vernon, Virginia. The good feelings of his presidential term is beginning to wear off as genuine concerns about the country's direction begin to take shape. Several figures from the revolutionary war and beyond are plotting a path forward that would best see them able to take significant power in the country.
1) Form a Political Party if you wish. Use a name either from history or one closely resembling them. Use something that will make sense.
2) Presidential Election of 1796 (and Congressional) takes place (submitting characters)
3a) List of events for the President and resolving them
3b) Elections for party leaders - Senate Majority, Senate Minority, House Speaker, House Majority, House Minority - determines % for factions inside of parties
4) Legislative term
5) Next election cycle (midterm or presidential) and declaration of candidates if Presidential
So first off - form your political parties. If you would like to join one formed by someone else, simply say so and that's fine with me. If you want to hop between parties, that's also okay with me. I'll create a mechanism for that. If there's too many parties, I'll winnow them down
@Edouard @WVProgressive @MBDemSoc @Herbert Hoover @Reagan04 @Conservative Elector 2 @Kingthero and anyone else interested.