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U.S. President flag photo of ancestor   George WASHINGTON (22 February 1732, , Virginia, USA - 14 December 1799, , Virginia, USA)

1789 - April 30 - George Washington (1732–1799) became 1st President of the United States

On April 30, 1789, in a deep, low voice, George Washington gave his first speech as president of the United States. This speech is now known as the first presidential inaugural address. He spoke to a ... Read MORE...

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U.S. President flag photo of ancestor   John ADAMS (30 October 1735, Braintree, Massachusetts, USA - 4 July 1826, Quincy, Massachusetts, USA)

1797 - March 4 - John Adams (1735-1826) becomes 2nd President of the United States

The presidential election was the first contested election in the United States. When the final tabulation of votes arrived at the senate, ironically it was Adams who opened the envelope as he was... Read MORE...

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U.S. President flag photo of ancestor   Thomas JEFFERSON (2 April 1742, , Virginia, USA - 4 July 1826, , Virginia, USA)

1801 - March 4 - Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) becomes 3rd President of the United States

On February 17, 1801, Thomas Jefferson was elected president of the United States, but there was more to it than beating his opponent. When Thomas Jefferson ran for president, he beat his opponent,... Read MORE...

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U.S. President flag photo of ancestor   James MADISON (16 March 1751, , Virginia, USA - 28 June 1836, , Virginia, USA)

1809 - March 4 - James Madison (1751-1836) becomes 4th President of the United States

In 1809, Madison succeeded Jefferson as president, defeating Charles C. Pinckney. His wife, Dolley Payne Todd, whom he married in 1794, brought a new social sparkle to the executive mansion. In the... Read MORE...

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U.S. President flag photo of ancestor   James MONROE (28 April 1758, , Virginia, USA - 4 July 1831, Manhattan, New York, USA (New York City) (New Amsterdam) (Washington Heights))

1817 - March 4 - James Monroe (1758-1831) becomes 5th President of the United States

Elected president in 1816 over the Federalist Rufus King, and reelected without opposition in 1820, Monroe, the last of the Virginia dynasty, pursued the course of systematic tranquilization that won ... Read MORE...

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