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.
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