The Oddities of the First American Election

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How did Americans come to decide who would be the first president of the United States? Examine the establishment of the electoral college, the selection of George Washington as president, and the evolution of the nation's electoral process since its first election in 1789. 

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  • Best used as supplementary material to core instructional content