Today In History- February 4

Today In History- February 4

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George Washington unanimously elected first U.S. President by the Electoral College.

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President George Washington unanimously elected 1st U.S. President.

  • New York City, New York

On Feb. 4, 1789, George Washington was unanimously voted to be the first President of the United States.  A victorious military commander, George Washington was considered to be an influential king for the colonies, though opted for more democratic representation, and believed strongly in the political powers of the new national government.

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