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 and the birth of the Nation. 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 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 first government.
The Nations government has operated 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 government 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. 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.