Ben Franklin's World: A Podcast About Early American History

040 The Presidential Title Controversy of 1789

July 27, 201543 min
Today we address the President of the United States as “Mr. President.” But did you know that the proper title for the office was almost “His Highness the President?”

In this episode, Kathleen Bartoloni-Tuazon, author of For Fear of an Elective King, leads us on an exploration of the presidential title controversy of 1789, the first controversy to wrack the United States Congress.

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