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Constitution Fact: Former capitals: Philadelphia, Baltimore, Lancaster, York, Princeton, Annapolis, Trenton, New York, DC

Constitution Fact: The Vice President and Senators did not take the oath of office until June 3, 1790

Constitution Fact: Five methods of electing the President were considered by the Constitutional Convention

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Constitution Fact: Washington was inaugurated as President on April 30, 1789, and the executive branch became operative

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