"THE DEFEAT OF THE BRITISH ARMY AND THE END OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR, LEGITIMIZED JOHN HANSON'S POSITION AS THE NATIONS FIRST PRESIDENT"
-Dr. Edward C. Papenfuse
Maryland State Archivist and Commissioner of Land Patents
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OUR FIRST PRESIDENT
AN AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR WAS FOUGHT IN ORDER TO CREATE THE MOST MAGNIFICENT DEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENT IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD.
A GOVERNMENT OF THE PEOPLE WAS ESTABLISHED WHILE FORMING A NEW NATION TO BE CALLED THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. IT WOULD COMMENCE WITH ITS VERY FIRST CONSTITUTIONAL REPRESENTATIVES FROM EACH STATE AND ITS VERY FIRST PRESIDENT AT ITS HEAD.
WITH ONE OF THE GREATEST AND MOST SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENTS IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD - A HISTORY THAT FINALLY DELIVERED A NATION TO ESTABLISH THE NATURAL RIGHTS OF ALL THE PEOPLE, ONE MUST WONDER WHY HISTORY TODAY DOES NOT TELL US WHO THIS MOST SIGNIFICANT FIRST PRESIDENT UNDER THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT MIGHT BE...WHY HISTORY DOES NOT TELL US WHO THESE FIRST AMERICAN PATRIOTS AND FIRST REPRESENTATIVES SELECTED AS THEIR VERY FIRST PRESIDENT WHEN THEY ASKED THEMSELVES - "WHO PUT FORTH THE HIGHEST DEGREE OF CONTRIBUTIONS AND SACRIFICE IN ORDER TO ESTABLISH THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA?"
HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED WHY THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IS SO DIVIDED WHILE NOT FOLLOWING THE ORIGINAL INTENT OF THE NATION TO BE A UNITED SOCIETY OF HAPPY PEOPLE?
HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED WHY THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA CELEBRATES ITS BIRTHDAY ON THE DAY THE NATION WAS CONCEIVED WHILE UNDER THE CONTROL OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NOT THE ACTUAL DAY WHEN THE NATION WAS GIVEN ITS PROPER BIRTH?
INSTEAD OF CELEBRATING THE ACTUAL BIRTHDAY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA WITH THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT WITH ITS FIRST SET OF REPRESENTATIVES AND FIRST PRESIDENT UNDER THE ORIGINAL AND FIRST CONSTITUTION THAT AMERICAN PATRIOTS FOUGHT AND DIED FOR, WE THE PEOPLE CELEBRATE A DECLARATION - AN ANNOUNCEMENT TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, GREAT BRITAIN AND THE KING OF ENGLAND. WE CELEBRATE AN ANNOUNCEMENT OF OUR INTENT TO SEPERATE FROM GREAT BRITAIN AND THE KING. WE DO SO WHILE KNOWING THAT AMERICANS WOULD CONTINUE TO FIGHT A WAR WHILE UNDER THE RULE OF GREAT BRITAIN AND THE KING OF ENGLAND FOR AN ADDITIONAL FIVE YEARS... AMERICAN COLONIST KNEW ALL TOO WELL THAT DESPITE THIS NEW DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, THEY WOULD NEED TO DEFEAT THE BRITISH ARMY BEFORE THEY COULD GIVE BIRTH TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA WITH ITS FIRST CONSTITUTION IN ORDER TO BECOME A NEW NATION.
LONG AFTER THE AMERICAN COLONIST CONCEIVED THE INTENT TO SEPARATE WITH A DECLARATION, IT WOULD BE AN ADDITIONAL FIVE YEARS BEFORE PATRIOTS WOULD FINALLY DEFEAT THE BRITISH ARMY, WIN THEIR INDEPENDENCE AND TAKE OWNERSHIP OF THE SOIL BEFORE THE NEW NATION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA WAS BORN.
WITH A FINAL END TO THE TITLE OF COLONIST WITH THE DEFEAT OF THE BRITISH ARMY AT YORKTOWN IN OCTOBER OF 1781, THE BIRTH OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA WITH ITS NEW CITIZENRY AND NEW FOUND FREEDOM WOULD COMMENCE UNDER THE OPERATION OF THE FIRST CONSTITUTION IN THE FOLLOWING MONTH OF NOVEMBER. IT WOULD NOT BE FOR ALMOST ANOTHER DECADE THAT GEORGE WASHINGTON WOULD BE ELECTED UNDER THE SECOND ADOPTED CONSTITUTION OF TODAY.
MOST NOTABLY TO THE FIRST CONSTITUTION, IT IS THE ONLY DOCUMENT AND BIRTH CERTIFICATE THAT GIVES THE NEW NATION -ITS NAME...
"THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"
This Website is dedicated to President John Hanson and his contributions to win an American Revolutionary War along with his overall effort that delivered the birth of the United States of America - a birth that commenced after the Continental Congress was dissolved by the first Constitution that formed the United States of America.
President John Hanson was not only the first President of the United States - he was elected for his sacrifice and significant contributions to win the American Revolutionary War while becoming the Nation’s first constitutional President of the United States of America.
Although George Washington was elected as the first President of the second adopted constitution of today, John Hanson has never received the honor to be elected under the first and original United States Constitution. It’s a bit surprising when you consider the fact that John Hanson was elected immediately after the defeat of the British Army with the birth of the Nation and by the American patriots and representatives who were most intimate to the American Revolutionary War. More surprising is the fact that George Washington was elected under the participation of only 10 States before New York, Rhode Island and North Carolina joined the Union while John Hanson was believed to be unanimously nominated and elected by all 13 States under the constitution that American patriots fought and died for. Only President John Hanson met the terms and definitions of the original United States Constitution to become the first President of the United States of America commencing with the operation of the Nations government.
The Nations government has operated continuously under two constitutions and the criticism to the abandonment of the first constitution has never met its merits over the desire to form a larger government. One of the strongest arguments for abandonment of the original constitution was the inability to collect taxes and therefore the first constitution was too weak. With much irony, this argument has always been untrue and disingenuous when the very first problem under the second constitution was its inability to collect taxes after its ratification. Known to historians, an emergency session to bring Congress assembled with President Washington was called to resolve the very same problem that attempts to give reason to abandon the first constitution.
Ironically, the Nation's taxes under todays second constitution would be collected in a similar manner as under the first constitution - between the States, until the formation of the current design of a Federal Reserve in 1913 with the enactment of the Federal Reserve Act.
As the American Revolution was ending, the
de facto government of the Continental Congress I and II came to an end by the ratification of the first constitution on March 1, 1781. The nation’s representatives formed the Congress Assembled as the body of Congress is called today and the final Battle of Yorktown brought an end to British control that October with the surrender of Lord Cornwallis and the British Army.
On the 5th of November 1781, the Nations first constitutional representatives held the first term election for the most important position of a President and elected John Hanson as its first President under the definitions of the first Constitution of the United States of America.
I suspect that many individuals assume the history taught has always been the absolute truth when so many in numbers are in agreement to what is accepted. A good example is the Snopes.com site that is known for telling its readers what is true and what is false. Snopes.com tells us John Hanson could not be the first President when the office of the President did not exist. The only problem is - it did and Snopes never did the research. Article IX of the first constitution gives the terms to the office of the President. There are additional articles and claims that John Hanson did not have executive powers when in fact he did. President Hanson made a practice of Executive Power when he endowed General George Washington with his authority while providing broad powers of negotiation of American prisoners in exchange for British prisoners. This executive authority is provided in a letter from President John Hanson and officiated with the Great Seal of the United States of America.
As for this article on John Hanson, my investigative research and discoveries delivers history from a different prospective while reading all documents as they are written. My intent is simply to give honor where honor is due to those who died and gave it their all.
There is much to be said when John Hanson recognized what he called, "the finest moment of public virtue in the annals of the world.” Especially when the Nation today is far from that moment in time and furthest from its first President of the United States of America.