Jewish World Review July 25, 2002 / 16 Menachem-Av, 5762
Test your mastery of Washingtonia against our word maven.
http://www.NewsAndOpinion.com | Who was the first president of the United States? George Washington, of course. Really? Explore the history of our country, and you'll find that, the Articles of Confederation, though adopted by the Continental Congress in 1778, were not ratified by all the states until March 1, 1781.
The presidents of the Sessions of the Continental Congress after the Articles went into effect usually signed themselves as "President of the United States in Congress Assembled." Accordingly, the first president of the United States was one Thomas McKean, of Delaware. McKean was succeeded by seven other men before George Washington became the first President of the United States of America under the Constitution.
Now it's time to cast your vote for the correct answers to some questions about our American presidents:
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