Each year, the president pardons one or two turkeys. But how did the tradition start? Here's a lesson on the presidential pardoning.
John Adams, in the final months of his administration, became the first American president to live in the new executive mansion, now known as the White House. However, it was George Washington who set the precedent as the first president of the United States.
George Washington, born on February 22, 1732, in Westmoreland County, Virginia, played a crucial role in the American Revolution and the formation of the United States. On April 30, 1789, he was inaugurated as the first president, leading the nation through its early years.