January,7,1789--------------------------------- The first presidential election in the United States of America and the only election to ever take place in a year that is not a multiple of four. The election took place following the ratification of the United States Constitution in 1788. In this election, George Washington was elected for the first of his two terms as president, and John Adams became the first vice-president. In this election, the enormously popular Washington essentially…
July 23, 1840 John Adams Hyman, the first African American to represent North Carolina in the United States Congress, was born enslaved in Warren County, North Carolina. He was elected to the North Carolina State Senate where he served until 1874 when he was elected to the U. S. House of Representatives. The election was challenged and Hyman was not officially seated before his term ended in 1876. He unsuccessfully ran for re-election in 1876 and 1878.
On this day in 1801, the disputed 1800 presidential election was resolved when the House of Representatives elected Thomas Jefferson President of the United States and Aaron Burr as Vice-President. The pair had won the most votes in the Electoral College, defeating John Adams and his running mate Charles Pinckney, but as they did not have a majority the decision came to the House.
George Washington was born on February 22, 1732, and died December 14, 1799. In 1775 he became commander of the continental army. Washington was then elected first President of the United States, his vice president was John Adams who became the second President of the United States. Washington is one of the four founding fathers who has there faces on Mount Rushmore.
Barbara Bush...strong character, fierce in her love of family, witty, warm, smart!....Only two women in history have been the wife of one United States president and the mother of another. The first was Abigail Smith Adams; her husband, John Adams, was elected in 1796 and her son, John Quincy Adams, in 1824. The second was Barbara Pierce Bush.
. His leadership style established many forms and rituals of government that have been used since, such as using a cabinet system and delivering an inaugural address. Further, the peaceful transition from his presidency to the presidency of John Adams established a tradition that continues into the 21st century. Washington was hailed as "father of his country" even during his lifetime. | Wikipedia. (Gilbert Stuart Williamstown Portrait of George Washington.jpg)
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