No political parties existed in 1789. But two sides existed.

One was the Federalists, who supported the Constitution. Then, the other side was the Anti-Federalists.

Either way, both factions sided with George Washington. Then in 1789, he unanimously became the first elected US president.

Each voting elector cast one of its two votes for Washington. New York, Rhode Island, and North Carolina did not vote because they had not yet ratified the Constitution.

George Washington

The first president of the United States

Vice President: John Adams
Total Votes: 69
Electoral Vote: 100%
Political Party: Independent

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1789 Election Timeline

1789: George Washington
1792: George Washington
1796: John Adams
1800: Thomas Jefferson

1804: Thomas Jefferson
1808: James Madison
1812: James Madison
1816: James Monroe

US Election 1789 Timeline

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