George Washington was chosen as the first president of the United States of America. He served two terms from 1789 to 1797. He presided over the process of writing the United States Constitution, which replaced the Artic... More »

As of 2015, the President of the United States is chosen by a group of individuals collectively called the Electoral College. When citizens vote in a presidential election, they are actually choosing whom they want their... More »

The second U.S. President was John Adams, who served in the office from 1797 to 1801. He was defeated for a second term by the third U.S. president, Thomas Jefferson. More » History Modern History US History

The city of York, Penn., was the first capital of the United States of America. The Articles of Confederation were adopted while the government convened in York, making it the de facto capital. More »

George Washington, who lived from Feb. 22, 1732 to Dec. 14, 1799, was the first president of the United States, the leader of the Continental army and a surveyor. He was born in Westmoreland Country, Virginia and died in... More »

George Washington is best known for setting the precedent of a two-term limit for American presidents, but he created other patterns later presidents followed as well. For example, he carefully organized his day so he co... More »

George Washington was born on Feb. 22, 1732. His place of birth was Westmoreland County, Virginia, at his father Augustine Washington's plantation near Pope's Creek. More » History Modern History US History