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How did George Washington become the first president of the United States in 1789? Who got to decide–or vote–who would become president, and how did they decide the winner? Kenneth C. Davis unveils the surprising story behind America’s first presidential election.

Lesson by Kenneth C. Davis, animation by Buzzco Associates, inc.