Who was the first black president


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Who was the first black president

  2. 2. John Hanson 1781-1782 A.D.
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  4. 4. The two dollar bill shows John Hanson seated at the Declaration of Independence
  5. 5. Fact or Fiction  . George Washington was not the first President of the United States. In fact, the first President of the United States was one John Hanson.  For Further Proof that there was a black president before Obama, click on this link for actual pictures from the Library of Congress Website, so you can see for yourself and never dispute that which you know not. Click Here  The new country was actually formed on March 1, 1781 with the adoption of The Articles of Confederation. This document was actually proposed on June 11, 1776, but not agreed upon by Congress until November 15, 1777. Maryland refused to sign this document until Virginia and New York ceded their western lands (Maryland was afraid that these states would gain too much power in the new government from such large amounts of land).
  6. 6. John Hanson  He took office just as the Revolutionary War ended. Almost immediately, the troops demanded to be paid. All the members of Congress ran for their lives, leaving Hanson as the only guy left running the government. He somehow managed to calm the troops down and hold the country together.  In fact, Hanson sent 800 pounds of sterling silver by his brother Samuel Hanson to George Washington to provide the troops with shoes. Hanson established the Great Seal of the United States, which all Presidents have since been required to use on all official documents. President Hanson also established the first Treasury Department, the first Secretary of War, and the first Foreign Affairs Department. 
  7. 7. John Hanson cont…  Lastly, he declared that the fourth Thursday of every November was to be Thanksgiving Day, which is still true today. The Articles of Confederation only allowed a President to serve a one year term during any three year period, so Hanson actually accomplished quite a bit in such little time. Six other presidents were elected after him - Elias Boudinot (1783), Thomas Mifflin (1784), Richard Henry Lee (1785), Nathan Gorman (1786), Arthur St. Clair (1787), and Cyrus Griffin (1788) - all prior to Washington taking office.
  8. 8. The Constitution written  So what happened, Why don't we ever hear about the first seven Presidents of the United States?  The Articles of Confederation didn't work well. The individual states had too much power and nothing could be agreed upon. A new doctrine needed to be written something we know as the Constitution.  George Washington was definitely not the first President of the United States. He was the first President of the United States under the Constitution we follow today. And the first seven Presidents are forgotten in history.
  9. 9. The other John Hanson JOHN HANSON 1721-1783
  10. 10. There was another man named John Hanson who most believe was the president as well.
  11. 11. This two dollar bill does no show the other John Hanson 
  12. 12. Will the real John Hanson please stand up  John Hanson was the real first president of the United States. This resilient myth has been around for more than one hundred years.  The apparent confusion on this point arises form the fact that the Continental Congress existed first as a revolutionary body and then after the formal ratification of the Articles of Confederation on March 1, 1781 as the congress of the Confederation Government.  “Government. Most historians, however, refer to this body as the Continental Congress during the entire period of its existence from 1774 until 1788.”
  13. 13. ??????????  Hanson was not the first president of the Continental Congress, although he was one of several presidents, none of whom were “president” of the United States. “[Hanson] has sometimes been called the first president of the nation. However, he was in no sense a true executive officer, as were the presidents elected under the Federal Constitution.  So did George Washington lie to us from beginning to end. Swedish American Aristocrat John Hanson could possibly be the real father of our country.
  14. 14. It’s complicated  He was the heir of one of the greatest family traditions in the colonies and became the patriarch of a long line of American patriots – his great-grandfather died at Lutzen beside the great King Gustavus Aldophus of Sweden; his grandfather was one of the founders of New Sweden along the Delaware River in Maryland; one of his nephews was the military secretary to George Washington; another was a signer of the Declaration; still another was a signer of the Constitution;
  15. 15. Royality  yet another was Governor of Maryland during the Revolution; and still another was a member of the first Congress; two sons were killed in action with the Continental Army; a grandson served as a member of Congress under the new Constitution; and another grandson was a Maryland Senator. Thus, even if Hanson had not served as President himself, he would have greatly contributed to the life of the nation through his ancestry and progeny.