What was the first capital of the US?
The first capital of the US was Philadelphia, Pennsylvania under the First Continental Congress from September 5, 1774 to October 24, 1774.
When the US Constitution was ratified, the first capital was New York City (1789).
There is no capital of Philadelphia, and Philadelphia is not a capital city. It was however, the temporary capital of the US before and after the Revolutionary War. It has a City Hall and contains both the first state capital and the first US Capital. Philadelphia is in Pennsylvania, and the capital of Pennsylvania is Harrisburg.
The first capital of the U.S.A was Philadelphia. It was not New York. Plus New york was known as New Amsterdam, and it was the capital during the American Revolution, at which point we were not a unified country. Philadelphia was our capital when we announced our freedom from Britain becoming a country. Anybody who says New york was the first capital is absolutely wrong!