The Revolution was effected before the War commenced. The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people; a change in their religious sentiments of their duties and obligations ...This radical change in the principles, opinions, sentiments, and affections of the people, was the real American Revolution.
In a letter by John Adams he admits the most important motions were concerted beforehand by a majority of Marylanders– before representatives met in Philadelphia. Many historians have pegged Adams as the individual who not only persuaded the French to aid Americans in the fight against the British, but initiated it, yet Adams himself explained the initiation in a letter to the nephew of Richard Henry Lee with how the first motion by Samuel Chase came about. “As such motions were generally concerted beforehand” (not in Philadelphia at the Continental Congress), Adams wrote, “Mr. Chase for foreign alliances.”
RSPRESIDENT JOHN HANSON
FIRST PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
FIRST CONSTITUTIONAL PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
FIRST PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES TO BE ELECTED INTO THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT BY ALL THIRTEEN STATES
FIRST PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES TO BE ELECTED FOR HIS LEADING ORGANIZATIONAL ROLE TO ACHIEVE AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE
Professor Ralf Levering
“No other person in Frederick at that time had Hanson’s experience in government and public finance”
In a 1903 address to the United States Congress,Maryland Senator George Wellington stated of President John Hanson and his personal contributions:
He (John Hanson) was active in organizing the Maryland Line and contributed freely from his means, not only to his own state government, but it is recorded of him at this time that he sent £200 sterling (of his own money) for the relief of the poor of Boston, then suffering by reason of British invasion.
The Honorable James L. Buckley is an American who has held high office in all three branches of the federal government of the United States of America. Mr. Buckley served as a two-term Senator representing the State of New York in the Legislative Branch, as Under Secretary of State for International Security Affairs in the Executive Branch, and as a Federal Judge of the United States Court of Appeals in the Judicial Branch. After Judge James L. Buckley made a full review of my discoveries, he recognized the contributions and role of John Hanson while proclaiming ~
“I commend the work you are doing to insure John Hanson’s own contributions to our founding are better known and appreciated. I have particular reference to his contributions to the success of American arms through the development of the long rifle and his service as our first president under the Articles of Confederation.”
Dr. Edward C. Papenfuse
Maryland State Archivist and Commissioner of Land Patents
"THE DEFEAT OF THE BRITISH ARMY AND THE END OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR LEGITIMIZED JOHN HANSON'S POSITION AS THE NATIONS FIRST PRESIDENT"
OUR FIRST PRESIDENT
AMERICANS CONCEIVED A NEW NATION IN A DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE AND FOUGHT THE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR TO CREATE THE MOST MAGNIFICENT DEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENT IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD.
AMERICANS TOOK OWNERSHIP OF THE SOIL WITH THE DEFEAT OF THE BRITISH IN OCTOBER 1781. THEY ESTABLISHED A GOVERNMENT OF THE PEOPLE IN NOVEMBER IN 1781 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 AND THE FIRST CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - A CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES ASSEMBLED.
AMERICAN PATRIOTS MADE ONE OF THE GREATEST AND MOST SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENTS IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD - A HISTORY THAT FINALLY DELIVERED THE BIRTH OF A NEW 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 DOES HISTORY 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 TO ESTABLISH THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA?"
AMERICANS DO NOT CELEBRATE THE ACTUAL BIRTHDAY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA WITH THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT WITH ITS FIRST CONGRESS AND FIRST PRESIDENT UNDER THE FIRST CONSTITUTION AFTER AMERICAN PATRIOTS FOUGHT AND DIED. 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 SEPARATE FROM GREAT BRITAIN AND THE KING. WE DO SO WHILE KNOWING AMERICANS WOULD CONTINUE TO FIGHT AND BATTLE A WAR UNDER THE RULE OF GREAT BRITAIN AND THE KING OF ENGLAND FOR AN ADDITIONAL FIVE YEARS... AMERICAN COLONISTS 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 TO BECOME A NEW NATION.
LONG AFTER THE AMERICAN COLONIST INTENDED TO SEPARATE WITH A DECLARATION, IT WOULD BE AN ADDITIONAL FIVE YEARS BEFORE PATRIOTS FINALLY DEFEATED THE BRITISH ARMY, WON THEIR INDEPENDENCE AND TOOK OWNERSHIP OF THE SOIL BEFORE THE NEW NATION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA WAS BORN.
AMERICANS FINALLY ENDED 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 NEWFOUND 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 BECOME PRESIDENT UNDER THE SECOND ADOPTED CONSTITUTION OF TODAY.
MOST NOTABLY, THE FIRST CONSTITUTION IS THE ONLY DOCUMENT AND BIRTH CERTIFICATE GIVING THE NEW NATION -ITS NAME...
"THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"
I developed this site with an upcoming publication to honor President John Hanson and his contributions to winning the American Revolutionary War. It is a missing history with his overall effort that delivered the birth of the United States of America. This birth commenced after the dissolving of the Continental Congress with the first Constitution that formed the United States of America.
President John Hanson was the first President of the United States - elected for his sacrifice and significant contributions to winning the American Revolutionary War while becoming the Nation's first constitutional President of the United States of America.
After the election of George Washington as the first President of the second adopted Constitution of today, the election of John Hanson has never received the honor of the first President under the first United States Constitution. It's a bit surprising 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. Interestingly, the election of George Washington was under only ten states' participation before New York, Rhode Island, and North Carolina joined the Union. In comparison, the nomination and election of John Hanson were with all 13 States under the Constitution achieved by the fighting and deaths of American patriots. 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. Most importantly, the first constitutional President of the United States of America brought about the operation of the Nation's government.
The Nation's government has operated continuously under two constitutions, and the criticism of the abandonment of the first Constitution has never met its merits over the desire to form a bigger government that rules its people. One of the strongest arguments for abandoning the original Constitution was the inability to collect taxes; 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, representative leadership called an emergency session to bring Congress assembled with President Washington to resolve the very same problem that attempted to give reason to abandon the first Constitution.
Ironically, the Nation's taxes under today's second Constitution would be collected similarly 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 with the ratification of the first Constitution on March 1, 1781. The Nation's representatives formed the Congress of the United States assembled as the body of Congress is introduced today. The final Battle of Yorktown ended British control that October with the surrender of Lord Cornwallis and the British Army.
On November 5, 1781, the Nations first constitutional representatives held the first term election for the most critical position of a President. They elected John Hanson as its first President under the definitions of the first Constitution of the United States of America.
Many assume the history taught has always been the absolute truth when so many agree with what is accepted. A good example is the Snopes.com site, 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 practiced 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 deliver history from a different perspective. I intend 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 "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.
President Dwight Eisenhower
1890 - 1969
President Eisenhower praised John Hanson for "His vital role in the beginning of our national life and independence."
Senator Jonathan Dolliver of Iowa
(1858 – 1910)
"In the case of one of them, John Hanson, she (Maryland), has done a tardy act of justice to a man whose eminence in the public service had been almost lost in the waste of time, a man who in a particularly appropriate sense was the representative of the national ideal throughout the Revolutionary struggle.”
Senator George Pearre
(1860 – 1923)
Senator George A. Pearre of Maryland addressed the United States Congress in 1903 and stated the following about the organization created by John Hanson called Maryland Line. It would make up the bulk of the professional riflemen of the continental army from the very beginning of the American Revolutionary War until its very end.
Senator Pearre stated, "Must we be told again that the old Maryland Line was first to drive the serried ranks of England from the heights of Harlem (Battle of Harlem Heights), at the point of the bayonet, and that they bore the brunt of almost every fight thenceforth to Valley Forge? Must the generous haste with which her sons responded to the call of the conquered Carolinas be recounted, and how, from Camden to Eutaw Springs, through Guilford Courthouse, Hobkirk's Hill, and Cowpens, with determined courage born of patriotic conviction, with an impetuous valor inspired by its responsibility to the future of mankind, the Maryland Line, the tenth legion of Greene’s army, the old guard of the Continental forces, dashed through Morgan throughout the veterans of the daring Tarleton and with Howard through the Irish Bluffs of the gallant Webster, and drove them at the point of the bayonet, in panic from the field?"
President Hanson did what a first President of the United States of America would do under the first administration…
The United States Congress assembled went into official operation on November 5th, 1781, and unanimously elected John Hanson for his leading contributions to bring about a successful American Revolutionary War and for the creation of the United States of America. He is significantly the only chosen candidate with all ballots from all thirteen States.
The first terms commencement date is written into the first constitution with its date to commence on November 5th of each year to include the commencement of the first congress of the United States. That first election followed one month immediately after the British defeat in the final Battle of Yorktown in October. During his term, President John Hanson's wife, Jane Contee Hanson, would be recognized as First Lady, and they would both occupy the President's house in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
FIRST LADY JANE CONTEE HANSON
President John Hanson became the very first in the nation's history to be recognized by George Washington, all thirteen United States of America, and governments worldwide as our first President.
John Hanson's presidency brought about the organization of The United States with its first President, first representatives of the first Congress, Commander in Chief of the Army, Secretary of Congress, Office of the Secretary of the United States (currently the position of Secretary of State). Finance Department (superseding the U.S. Treasury), Foreign Affairs Department, Consular Service, War Department (presently Department of Defense), Marine Department (currently Department of the Navy), and United States Post Office. First Postmaster General of the United States appointed by President Hanson
President John Hanson and the Congress of the United States of America assembled in Philadelphia. They received his General, George Washington, to officially thank him for his service as Commander of the American Army and the Marquis de Lafayette to be given thanks to the French for making the revolutionary war – a success.
John Hanson initiated the Peace Treaty negotiations that commenced in April of 1782 with the appointment of Benjamin Franklin, John Jay, Henry Laurens, and John Adams to represent the United States of America. France formally recognized the United States of America with its first President, John Hanson.
The representatives created the position of a Chairman of Congress (currently the United States Vice President).
Under President Hanson, Congress created the first chartered Bank of North America in Philadelphia to be the nation's central bank.
President John Hanson orders Major General Greene to wrap up the remaining British in the southern States.
President John Hanson ordered John Adams to be United States Ambassador to Holland.
On May 13, 1782, President Hanson and his leadership established a Presidential protocol for all presidents. President Hanson attended the first State Dinner in honor of French Minister Chevalier de la Luzerne. President John Hanson presides at the nation's first state dinner in honor of the French Minister, Chevalier de la Luzerne, and provides a letter to the king of France.
Under John Hanson's presidency, General George Washington established the Order of the Purple Heart on August 7, 1782, at Newburgh, New York, for soldiers wounded in battles. The original title of this award was the "Badge of Military Merit." Although we have a record of three early recipients from Connecticut, the "book of merit" mentioned by George Washington is still missing.
The Order of the Purple Heart was established long before the second constitution of today, and it continues to be officially recognized “in the name of the President of the United States of America.” Anything less to deny John Hanson as the first President of the United States of America would diminish the specific purpose of the award to its earliest recipients.
President John Hanson and Congress adopts the Great Seal of the United States. On September 16,1782, Secretary Thomson used the Great Seal and press for the very first time. That first document with its seal, was a full power authorizing General Washington to negotiate with the power to sign with the British in an agreement for the exchange, subsistence, and better treatment of prisoners of war. It was signed by President John Hanson and countersigned by Secretary Thomson as our nation’s first executive order.
President Hanson orders Washington to exchange prisoners with Great Britain
President John Hanson endorses ratification of a treaty between the United States of America with Holland and Sweden.
President Hanson declares the last Thursday of November to be observed annually nationwide as Thanksgiving Day on the fourth Thursday of November
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. (1841-1935)
Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court
Of President John Hanson,“Men who never heard of him will be moving to the measure of his thought.”
President John Hanson's General
"Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains taken to bring it to light."
In a short publication, in 1927, President Gilbert Grosvenor of the National Geographic Society gave credit to John Hanson FOR THE MAPPING AND DESIGN OF THE UNITED STATES AND COMPLETE CREDIT TO PRESIDENT JOHN HANSON FOR THE WHOLE COURSE OF OUR NATIONAL LIFE.
CAPTAIN JOHN VAN ARSDALE RAISING INTO PLACE OUR AMERICAN FLAG, THE FLAG THAT WAS CARRIED BY THE RIFLEMEN OF THE MARYLAND LINE - WASHINGTON'S OLD LINE
After a roundup of the last British soldiers to be sent home to England from the prison in Frederick, Maryland, and throughout the states, the British prisoners were brought together at Battery Park, a location along the southern tip of Manhattan Island in New York City. On November 25, 1783, the roundup became known as Evacuation Day, with the last of the British soldiers to leave American soil.
The last of the British made it to their ships, and these soldiers made a final gesture before their departure. They decided to take pleasure in the greasing of a flagpole that held their Union Jack flag. As humorous as this was to the British in preventing their flag from removal, an American named Captain John Van Arsdale managed to hammer nails into the pole and climb to its top. Captain Arsdale ripped down the Union Jack and fittingly replaced the British flag with the flag that flew proudly throughout the continental army within John Hanson's organization - the Maryland Line. They had replaced the British flag with a flag flown by the Maryland Line and what became known as Washington's Old Line. It was the flag of our new nation with its 12 stars in a circle with one star in its center. It was a design that every state could admire as it told a message to all who looked upon it – out of many, we are one…
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the
Democratic answer, but the right answer."
- John F. Kennedy
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THE FLAG ABOVE IS COMMON IN FRANCE AND ENGLAND AND NOT THE UNITED STATES. WHEN CAPTURED, IT WAS BROUGHT BACK TO ENGLAND AND SOMETIMES AS A GIFT TO THE FRENCH. THE FRENCH USED THE DESIGN AS A PATTERN IN MATERIALS USED TO MAKE FURNITURE. KNOWN COMMONLY AS THE FLAG OF THE MARYLAND LINE, THE ORGANIZATION LED BY JOHN HANSON INTENDED IT TO BE OUR NATIONS FLAG, WITH ITS THIRTEEN STARS REPRESENTING THIRTEEN STATES. IT WAS FLOWN AT WASHINGTON'S HEADQUARTERS THROUGHOUT THE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR AND PAINTED MANY TIMES INTO MANY DEPICTIONS OF THE WAR, YET NEVER RECOGNIZED OR ATTACHED TO OUR NATION'S HISTORY WHILE CALLED BY A VARIETY OF NAMES WITHOUT A PROPER ATTACHMENT. MOST NOTABLY, THE FLAG HAS BEEN CALLED THE HONORARY FLAG OF THE BATTLE OF COWPENS AND THE TRUMBULL FLAG - SIMPLY BECAUSE OF ITS LOCATION AT THAT TIME AND AFTER THE PAINTER, JOHN TRUMBULL, WHO PAINTED THIS FLAG OVER WASHINGTON'S HEADQUARTERS.
Gilbert Grosvenor 1875 - 1966
President of the National Geographic Society
There is a significant history that was omitted from our nation's story. Especially when it comes to the many reasons why John Hanson was elected into the first full term of the congress of the United States with the actual birth of the nation. Today, you will be missing much of our American history if you look up the text of the first constitution. You will probably only find a very short first draft of 1777 and not the final draft that was ratified with the office of the President. The final draft is most important to us because it is the only document that officially gives us our nation's name. It is our nation's one and only birth certificate. Almost a decade later, we adopted our second constitution without a war to be won or a nation to be named. The adoption of a second constitution was in a continuing government and with a continuing election into the office of the president that was spelled out and recognized in the articles of the first constitution. It was a fundamental change to form a more perfect Union along with a continuation in the election of a President of the United States of America.
WHY WE ABANDONED THE FIRST CONSTITUTION
In the years to follow the presidency of John Hanson, came the abandonment of the first constitution of the United States of America.
The purpose of the convention was to discuss and draft improvements to the existing constitution known as the Articles of Confederation. It was not an attempt among the delegates to draft a new Constitution and it was not referred to at that time as a Constitutional Convention.
The talk of these improvements brought about the first attempt to assemble in May of 1787. It was a discussion that commenced long before Shays Rebellion and very concerning among Americans with the rumors of a king to take over the position of the President. It was thought to be either President Gorham or Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, who served in the American Army during the revolutionary war, that suggested to Alexander Hamilton the possibility of Prince Henry becoming a King of the United States. Although the offer was made under the Presidency of Nathaniel Gorham in 1786, it was quickly revoked and considered to be another scheme to undermine the government of the United States while causing additional instability.
As for the state Massachusetts, the government had lost its common sense in a solution that was found in the forgiveness of debt until a better crop year. Nevertheless, the problem that started in Massachusetts with a return to government tyranny that Americans fought to escape from, in addition to the rumors of greater Federal control, yet alone the possible talk of a king, pushed patriots to become rebellious. It would be known as Shays Rebellion and it commenced at the same time as the Annapolis Convention that brought about the Constitutional Convention. The rebellion to fight government tyranny and greater government control by American patriots who fought for independence, would be cited as a need to make a fundamental change to a second constitution with greater federal controls.
Today, there is a great deal of irony in that We The People are in a continuation of this fight to move greater powers and representation back the the states and the people in a modern day attempt to form a convention of states...
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA HAS OPERATED IN A CONTINUING GOVERNMENT THAT COMMENCED UNDER ITS FIRST CONSTITUTION WHILE CONTINUING UNDER ITS SECOND ADOPTED CONSTITUTION WE ARE UNDER TODAY.
IN THE FUTURE, IF AMERICANS ADOPTED A THIRD CONSTITUTION IN A SIMILAR MANNER AS OUR ADOPTED CONSTITUTION TODAY, WHO WOULD BE THE FIRST PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES? THE FIRST PRESIDENT IN A THIRD CONSTITUTION COULD HAVE A SHORTER TERM OR LONGER TERM, LESS POWER OR MORE POWER. IF WE CHOOSE A FIRST PRESIDENT AFTER THE CONTINENTAL CONGRESS WAS DISSOLVED AND UNDER THE LAWS OF THE FIRST, SECOND, OR THIRD CONSTITUTION, THE FIRST PRESIDENT UNDER THE FIRST CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IS PRESIDENT JOHN HANSON.
"Hard times create strong men; strong men create good times; good times create weak men, and weak men create hard times."
- Those Who Remain, by U. S Marine Veteran
G. Michael Hopf
The Original Intent of American forefathers was to achieve independence with individual freedoms as it kept these principles in a constitution of perpetuity while essentially attempting to end the cycle of history repeating itself.
For the first time in the history of the world, American forefathers intentionally placed God as a moral conscience into the rules for a society to live under in the first constitution – The Great Governor of the World. The recognition of God created a moral conscience with a perpetual line in the sand. God's presence separated good and evil and provided our natural rights with the intent to be free. It was a course for a society to base their lives on a Judeo - Christian structure of laws to accomplish and preserve civility in perpetuity. It was a concept that carried the spirit of the Declaration of Independence directly into the nation's first constitution. It is a belief that people, without question, are endowed by their Creator and deserving of a civilized society.
Marine Veteran and writer G. Michael Hopf provided the articulate statement above in his publication, Those Who Remain, while reflecting on the greatest curse of history repeating itself within a society of people. It was an observation reflected upon by artist Thomas Cole in his series of paintings entitled, The Course of Empire in the 1830s, which reflects the same landscape and how it changes over generations. It is an observation of history repeating itself and acknowledged from the world's earliest history. This cycle questions whether we are intelligent enough to end it.
The first constitution intended to end this cycle in how we govern ourselves.
HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED WHY THE "UNITED" STATES OF AMERICA IS SO DIVIDED? WHY HAVE HISTORIANS TODAY NEVER SHOWN THE ABILITY TO ANSWER SEVERAL QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR EARLY AMERICAN HISTORY? ESPECIALLY THE VERY SIMPLE QUESTION AS TO WHY GEORGE WASHINGTON SHOWED UP IN HIS MILITARY UNIFORM AT THE CONTINENTAL CONGRESS IF HE ALREADY HAD THE JOB AS THE COMMANDER OF THE AMERICAN CONTINENTAL ARMY. DO YOU WONDER WHY WE CELEBRATE THE FOURTH OF JULY AS OUR BIRTHDAY WHILE UNDER BRITISH CONTROL AND OCCUPATION WHILE MANY YEARS AWAY FROM TAKING OWNERSHIP OF THE AMERICAN SOIL? MOST IMPORTANTLY, WHY DO WE CELEBRATE GEORGE WASHINGTON AS THE FIRST PRESIDENT OF THE NATION? THE FIRST TERM OF WASHINGTON IN 1789 WAS ALMOST A DECADE AFTER THE BIRTH OF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT. THE ELECTION OF JOHN HANSON AS THE FIRST PRESIDENT IN 1781. THE ELECTION INTO THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT, AS INDICATED IN ARTICLE IX, FOLLOWED IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE DEFEATING THE BRITISH. MANY AMERICANS ARE UNAWARE THE NATION COMMENCED AT A MUCH EARLIER DATE WHEN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA WENT INTO CONSTITUTIONAL OPERATION ON NOVEMBER 5TH, 1781. SURPRISINGLY, PRESIDENT WASHINGTON WAS ELECTED ALMOST A DECADE AFTER THE NATIONS BIRTH WITHOUT A NATION TO BE NAMED. THE NATION WAS ALREADY NAMED AND SET INTO OPERATION MANY YEARS BEFORE HIS PRESIDENCY.
IF YOU HAVE EVER WONDERED ABOUT ALL OF THIS, THERE IS GOOD NEWS.
WHAT OUR NATION HAS BEEN MISSING IN ITS HISTORY PROVIDES THE COMMON SENSE GOVERNING SOLUTIONS TO THE PROBLEMS OF TODAY.