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The oddities of the first American election - Kenneth C. Davis

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How did George Washington become the first president of the United States in 1789? Who got to decide--or vote--who would become president, and how did they decide the winner? Kenneth C. Davis unveils the surprising story behind America’s first presidential election.

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Here are some places to learn more about elections, the U.S. Constitution and George Washington’s election:
“The American Franchise” The Miller Center at the University of Virginia http://millercenter.org/president/washington/essays/biography/8
U.S. Electoral College Home- National Archives http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/electoral-college/historical.html
The U.S. Constitution in the “Charters of Freedom” exhibit at the National Archives http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution.html
The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pa. http://constitutioncenter.org/
“The Annotated Constitution” Legal Information Institute of Cornell University Law School http://www.law.cornell.edu/anncon/html/art2toc_user.html
You can read also read more about American History and the Presidency in my books Don’t Know Much About® the American Presidents http://dontknowmuch.com/books/dont-know-much-about-the-american-presidents/
and Don’t Know Much About® History http://dontknowmuch.com/books/dont-know-much-about-history/
And you can follow Kenneth C. Davis's blogs about history and the headlines at www.dontknowmuch.com
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