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How did the constitutional convention of 1787 choose election of the president?


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September 17, 2014 11:40PM

George Washington was elected as president by unanimous vote at the Philadelphia Convention of 1787. In addition to his election, delegates decided to lower the term of office from seven to four years, allowed a president to hold office for more than one term, and specified Senate as the legislative branch which would oversee impeachment hearings.