More Fun Facts About the Presidents

Editor's note: Sarah Hullihen wants to be president some day! This post comes from her blog, where she shares her thoughts on historic presidents and her trip to the many venues of PoliticalFest. Read on, and you just may learn something new about our founding fathers!

The presidential elections will be coming up soon, so here are some more fun facts about past presidential elections. When the electoral college met in 1789, each elector voted for 2 people. The person who got the most votes became president, and the person with the second highest number of votes became the vice president. George Washington, our first president, received every electoral vote. He was reelected in 1792. John Adams became the vice president in 1789 and 1792.

In the election of 1800, Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr were tied with 73 electoral votes. The House of Representatives then had to vote to decide who would be president, and who would be vice-president. Jefferson was eventually elected president.

The first national political party conventions were held in 1832. The Democratic party met in Baltimore and nominated Andrew Jackson. The National Republicans nominated Henry Clay. Jackson won the election.

Check back soon for more fun election facts!

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