Editor says, what if General Washington had refused the Presidency? Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s).
Editor says, in reality General Washington agreed to serve as inaugural President although his monarchical style resulted in the accusation from some quarters that he was in effect ruling as King George IV. Thanks to Scott Palter, Chris Oakley, Mike McIlvian and Jeff Provine for their contributions to the development of this article. Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.