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United States presidential election of 1788–1789
December 15, 1788 - January 10, 1789

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Nominee George Washington

Party Independent

Home state Virginia

Electoral vote 69
States carried 10
Popular vote 38,818
Percentage 100%
Brotherly Love 1788 Presidential Election

The United States presidential election of 1788–1789 was the 1st quadrennial presidential election. It was held from Monday, December 15, 1788 to Saturday, January 10, 1789. It was the first presidential election in the United States of America under the new United States Constitution, which was adopted on September 17, 1787, and the only election to ever take place partially in a year that is not a multiple of four. In this election, George Washington was unanimously elected for the first of his two terms as president, and John Adams became the first vice-president.