The first term of Washington’s presidency lasted from 1789 to 1793. In his first term in office, President Washington had the responsibility of establishing instruments of governance that would make the United States of America an efficient government. Through his efforts, the fundamental Bill of Rights was included in the Constitution. He also introduced the executive arm of government, which composed of the Treasury, state departments, and a war department. Washington also spearheaded the creation of a federal court system. He also implemented sound financial policies, enabling him to stabilize the American economy and control the escalating debt crisis.