As the new republic was striving to emerge from its freedom over Great Britain, its Founders were busy creating structures necessary for its survival. A monetary system had to be set in place, hence the rules and regulations for the first U.S. Copper Penny. In time of war men had to serve their country as soldiers, thus the first National Conscription Act defined that obligation. It was appropriate for the President to hold a formal talk with members of the country's leaders, which led to the first State of The Union Address. These building blocks were set in place to strengthen the infant nation. To get an idea of the energy devoted to this end, here are a few examples of those efforts: