John Hanson, the first President of the United States.<quoted text>
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Don't go checking the encyclopedia for this guy's name he is one of those great men that are lost to history. If you're extremely lucky, you may actually find a brief mention of his name.(It's in the Encyclopedia Britannica.)
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).
Once the signing took place in 1781, a President was needed to run the country.
John Hanson was chosen unanimously by Congress (which included George Washington). In fact, all the other potential candidates refused to run against him, as he was a major player in the revolution and an extremely influential member of Congress.
Washington was elected President as the unanimous choice of the 69 electors in 1788 <<<---<<<
and he served two terms in office.
Unveiled: Democrats Racist Past
By Frances Rice
Democrats who say they dont care about civil rights history do so because they want to hide the Democratic Partys racist past. Hypocritically, these same Democrats are quick to falsely accuse Republicans of being racist, while pontificating about why black Americans vote overwhelmingly for the Democratic Partya party whose failed socialist policies have turned black communities into economic and social wastelands.