Eight US Presidents Were Born British
By Chad Upton | Editor
The United States declared its independence from the Kindgom of Great Britian on July 4, 1776. Eight of the first nine Presidents were born before the United States even existed.
They were born in British America, the area that would later make up parts of the United States and Canada. Therefore, these men were technically British subjects at birth.
|George Washington||2/22/1732||Westmoreland, Virginia|
|John Adams||10/30/1735||Quincy, Massachusetts|
|Thomas Jefferson||4/13/1743||Shadwell, Virginia|
|James Madison||3/16/1751||Port Conway, Virginia|
|James Monroe||4/28/1758||Westmoreland, Virginia|
|John Quincy Adams||7/11/1767||Quincy, Massachusetts|
|Andrew Jackson||3/15/1767||Waxhaws Area (NC/SC)|
|William Henry Harrison||2/9/1773||Charles City County, Virginia|
*Some of the birthplaces mentioned above were not known by these same names at the time of their birth.
These were all consecutive presidents, except for Harrison. He succeeded Martin Van Buren, who was born in 1782, making him American by birth.
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