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George Washington was the first president to be born in the US. He was born in Colonial Virginia. However, Martin Van Buren was the first president to be after Independence from Britain was declared. (1782). William Henry Harrison was the first born after the United States Constitution was ratified and the United States of American existed.

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The first 9 presidents were born on British soil; when the US was 13 colonies. Article II of the Constitution established an exception for these men so they were legally elected. John Tyler, born 1790, was the first president born "in the US." Many cite Martin Van Buren as the first, but he was born in 1782 and the Revolution did not end until 1783.

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Was Martin van Buren the first American citizen president?

No. All presidents must be American-born citizens. Martin Van Buren was the first president born after the American Revolution.


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If you mean the first president to be born a U.S. citizen rather than a British subject, that's Martin Van Buren.


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The answer hinges on when the American colonies became independent from Britain. Independence was declared on July 4, 1776. Martin Van Buren, the 8th president, was born in 1782, was the first born after 1776. However, Britain did not acknowledge American independence until they lost the Revolutionary War and signed the Treaty of Paris in 1783. Thus Van Buren , when he was born, was considered an American citizen by the Americans and a British citizen by the British. John Tyler,10th president,born 1790, was the first president born after the Treaty of Paris.


Who was the first president born in north America?

According to Answers.com, George Washington was born in Virginia, and since he was the first US President, that makes him the first Natural Born President.Special:ContributionsGeorge was President under the grandfather clause and was NOT a "natural born" American citizen. There were no "natural born" American citizen Presidents UNTIL both parents were American citizens AND the person who became President was born under American sovereignty of those American parents.Article II of the Constitution was taken directly from Vattel' "Law of Nations". It clearly indicates that to be a "natural born" citizen your parents (PLURL) HAD to be citizens when you were born.The only time that citizenship comes into play in America is ONLY with the offices of President and Vice President of the United States. It is a stricter qualification of citizenship.


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