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For history lovers: An Annapolis tour exploring the evolution after the Revolution

For history lovers: An Annapolis tour exploring the evolution after the Revolution

Quick. Name the first president of the United States after the end of the Revolutionary War. If you guessed George Washington, you're wrong. The war between Britain and its 13 American colonies ended in 1783. Washington did not become president until 1789, when the Constitution was ratified by the new states. There were 14 presidents of Congress before Washington took office. And did you know eight other cities were the U.S. capital before Washington, D.C., was created? Annapolis was one. So were Trenton, N.J.; Lancaster, Pa.: Princeton, N.J.; York, Pa.; Philadelphia, Baltimore and New York City. Annapolis was the first peacetime capital after the Revolutionary War ended. It held...

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