This Website is dedicated to President John Hanson and his contributions that delivered the birth of the United States of America.
President John Hanson was not only the first President of the United States - he is 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 Washington was elected by only 10 States before New York, Rhode Island and North Carolina joined the Union and John Hanson was elected unanimously by all 13 States under the constitution that American patriots fought and died for. Only President John Hanson met the terms and definitions to become the first constitutional President of the United States of America.
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 was the inability to collect taxes and therefore the 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. Well known to historians, an emergency session to bring Congress assembled with President Washington was called to resolve the very same problem.
Once the Continental Congress I and II came to an end by the ratification of the first constitution, the nation’s representatives formed the Congress Assembled as the body of Congress is called today. On the 5th of November 1781, the representatives held a separate election for the most important position of a President and elected John Hanson as its first President 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. A good example is the Snopes.com site that 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. Article IX of the first constitution gives the terms to the office of the President. As for me, my investigative research and discoveries delivers history from a different prospective to read all documents as they are written. It may not be what we want to hear, but honor must be given where honor is due - especially when it comes 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 if far from that moment in time and furthest from its first President of the United States of America.