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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
U.S. Electoral College Home- National Archives
The U.S. Constitution in the “Charters of Freedom” exhibit at the National Archives
The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pa.
“The Annotated Constitution” Legal Information Institute of Cornell University Law School
You can read also read more about American History and the Presidency in my books Don’t Know Much About® the American Presidents
and Don’t Know Much About® History
And you can follow Kenneth C. Davis's blogs about history and the headlines at

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