Today In History- September 13

Today In History- September 13


The United States' Philadelphia Convention sets the date for the country's first presidential election.

1st Presidential convention organized in Philadelphia.

  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The most significant planning commission of the newly organized American Thirteen Colonies took place on September 13, 1788 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  The Philadelphia Convention began in May of that same year, discussing many problems in the United States since the war with Great Britain had ended.  Among the most important results of the convention was the U.S. Constitution, under the direction of George Washington.  The date for the 1st presidential election was also set, with George Washington being elected in 1789.

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