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Parents > United States > U.S. Executive > Popular Vote
OfficePresident
Type General Election
Filing Deadline January 01, 1792 - 12:00pm
Polls Open November 02, 1792 - 06:00am
Polls Close November 13, 1792 - 08:00pm
Term Start March 04, 1793 - 12:00pm
Term End March 04, 1797 - 12:00pm
Turnout 0.88% Total Population
ContributorChronicler
Last ModifiedChronicler February 12, 2006 08:44am
Data SourcesDubin, pp. 4-5; NH Manual; Willis, p. 160; Rusk, p. 171. Pres. Washington's vote includes 26,088 cast for Federalist Electors and 2,491 cast for Anti-Federalist Electors.
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Washington’s First Term

During George Washington’s first term as President, the new government was established. James Madison helped draft a bill to raise money through tariffs: a five percent tariff on most goods with a break on goods imported on American ships. With this single piece of legislation, the perennial problem of the Confederation Congress was resolved. As money began to trickle in, Congress moved to the establishment of the executive branch. Washington appointed four advisors who came to be called the secretaries of state, treasury and war and the attorney general. He picked men of exceptional ability for these posts: two who supported the adoption of the Constitution and two who had opposed it. Congress then established the judiciary and passed the Bill of Rights.

One of the more important acts of the First Congress was the Assumption Act, passed on 6/20/1790. This bill provided that the new federal government would assume the revolutionary debts of the state governments (it had already assumed the debt of the Confederation Congress). Southern representatives opposed the measure, since their colonies had mostly covered their debts already. As part of the bill, Secy. of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton provided that each state would receive some money from the assumption. Hamilton worked with Jefferson and Madison to draft a compromise in which the federal capital would be relocated to Philadelphia for ten years while a new site was sel

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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyFederalist Won01/10/1789
NameGeorge Washington Votes38,818 (100.00%)
Term03/04/1789 - 03/04/1793 Margin38,818 (+100.00%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyFederalist Won11/13/1796
NameJohn Adams Votes35,726 (53.45%)
Term03/04/1797 - 03/04/1801 Margin4,611 (+6.90%)
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Name (I) President George Washington  
PartyFederalist  
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Uncertified Votes (66.67% in)28,579 (100.00%)  
Margin0 (0.00%)  
Estimated Final38,105 (100.00%)  
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D La Fayette
 

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