THIS DAY IN THE YESTERYEAR: WASHINGTON BECOMES FIRST ELECTED US PRESIDENT (1789)

 

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Washington Becomes First Elected US President (1789)

Washington, who served as commander-in-chief of the Continental army in the American Revolution, was elected the first President of the US after the adoption of the Constitution. His two-term administration was marked by the establishment of a number of key American institutions that continue to operate today. Because of his central role in the founding of the US, Washington is often called the “Father of His Country.” What are five places or institutions that are named after him?More… Discuss

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