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U.S. President flag photo of George WASHINGTON   George WASHINGTON (22 February 1732, Pope's Creek, Westmoreland, Virginia, USA - 14 December 1799, Mount Vernon, Fairfax, 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 joint session of Congress that had gathered in Federal Hall (New York... Read MORE...

U.S. President flag photo of John ADAMS   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 President of the Senate. John Adams won with seventy one votes and Thomas... Read MORE... presidency/

U.S. President flag photo of Thomas JEFFERSON   Thomas JEFFERSON (2 April 1742, Shadwell, Albermarie, Virginia, USA - 4 July 1826, Monticello, 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, John Adams, but he tied with his running mate, Aaron Burr. So, who was to be ... Read MORE...

U.S. President flag photo of James MADISON   James MADISON (16 March 1751, Port Conway, Virginia, USA - 28 June 1836, Montpelier, Orange, 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 meantime, increasing tension with Britain culminated in the War of 1812—a... Read MORE...