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Collins FDC Catalog

George Washington

First President

On April 30, 1789, George Washington, standing on the balcony of Federal  Hall on Wall Street in New York, took his oath of office as the first  President of the United States. “As the first of every thing, in our  situation will serve to establish a Precedent,” he wrote James Madison,  “it is devoutly wished on my part, that these precedents may be fixed on  true principles.”

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