On this day in history, April 30th, 1789, George Washington became the first President of the United States. He took his oath while standing on the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street, New York City. Then he delivered his first inaugural address. You can see the actual document, his inaugural speech here.
To learn more about George Washington in your homeschool today, check out this short video, Getting to Know George Washington. Here are some facts, fun, and games for learning about George Washington at Liberty’s Kids. And here’s a resource and activity book, The Animated Hero Classics: George Washington. And why not download a sample of our Presidential Penmanship series for some great quotes from George Washington to copy today? Enjoy learning all about this great US President!