After the failure of the Continental Congress under the Articles of Confederation to effectively govern the newly independent United States of America, a Constitution was drafted at Philadelphia to create an efficient federal government. It created a position of chief executive called a president, elected indirectly by an Electoral College. Now, the United States’ first president must be elected. Revolutionary War hero George Washington is virtually uncontested for the office of President, so the position of the young nation’s first Vice President is the key here. Will John Adams win the second-in-command position by a landslide, or will another make an upstart victory.