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The Original 13 Colonies Virginia was the first colony founded in the North America by the London company in 1607. It was named for the “Virgin Queen,” Queen Elizabeth. Soon after was Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maryland, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware, North and South Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and lastly Georgia in 1732. Southern colonies were much larger than represented on the map, so when you think of the 13 original colonies, the shape of the states have changed over time, with some of the land becoming new states.
George Washington President George Washington As of 1789, the first president was elected. This was George Washington. The United states still had their original colonies, but had gained new western territories that would eventually become Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Illinois. Washington wanted to build a strong republic by using federal power. Our presidents can serve up to 8 years in office because that is how long George Washington was president.
Where Are Our Presidents Coming From? George Washington (1788), Thomas Jefferson (1800, ) James Madison (1808), James Monroe (1816), William Henry Harrison (1840), John Tyler (1841Zachary Taylor (1848), Woodrow Wilson (1912) were all born in Virginia. Virginia is the front runner for presidents. Virginia has been the birthplace for 8 of our presidents. Ohio is a close second with 7 presidents.
2008 Presidential Election: Democratic and Republican States During the most recent presidential elections of 2008, we elected a Democrat named Barak Obama and his Vice President Joe Biden. President Obama was running against John McCain and his choice for Vice President, Sarah Palin. Barak Obama gained 365 electoral votes while John McCain only managed 173. Swing states such as Florida and Indiana voted in favor of President Obama, which added a large sum of 38 votes to his total.
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