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"Federal Hall, The Seat of Congress," showing the inauguration of President George Washington, April 30, 1789
By Amos Doolittle, 1790
Courtesy of the Winterthur Museum
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On April 30th 1789, George Washington came to Federal Hall in New York City to be inaugurated by Congress as the first President of the United States. The ceremony was held outside so the large crowd attending could witness the event.