Question and answer
Who was the first President of the United States?
John Hanson, American Patriot and First President of the United States (1715-1783)
Ladyat1011|Points 22|
Question
Asked 9/7/2010 10:08:25 PM
Updated 9/8/2010 3:51:30 AM
3 Answers/Comments
Get an answer
Ask Weegy or search for an answer now. (Free)
New answers
Rating

There are no new answers.

Comments
The first President of the United States was George Washington.
Added 9/7/2010 11:27:16 PM
John Hanson was the first president of the United States
Added 9/8/2010 2:36:37 AM
The first president of the United States was John Hanson. However, George Washington was the first president under the Constitution of United States of America.

John Hanson was born in Maryland in the year 1715. He belonged to one of the traditional, patriarchal families of American patriots. He was elected to the Provincial Legislature of Maryland in 1775. In 1777, he became one of the delegates to the United States in Congress Assembled (also known as Continental Congress).

The United States of America was formed on March 1, 1781, under the Articles of Confederation. John Hanson became the first President of United States under the Articles of Confederation.

The members of the Congress Assembled, including George Washington, unanimously chose John Hanson to be the first president of the US.

The role of the president was not well defined in the Articles of Confederation. It was a herculean task to rule the country, which was under foreign rule. When John Hanson, took office the American Revolutionary War had just ended.

As soon as he took office, John Hanson delivered an official Thanks of Congress to George Washington for the victory in the battle of Yorktown.

Hanson passed the legislation for establishing the Central Bank of North America known as the Bank of North America. As the first president of the United States, Hanson established the "Great Seal of the United States" and "Treasury Department". He also formulated a department known as Foreign Affairs Department. He created a post called "Secretary of War". Last, but not the least, John Hanson declared Thanksgiving Day as a national holiday. Thanksgiving was the first national US holiday and it is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November every year.

You could rightly say the official measures taken by John Hanson set precedent for all the future presidents of the United States.
Added 9/8/2010 3:51:30 AM
Add an answer or comment
Log in or sign up first.
16,965,458 questions answered
Popular Conversations
Given: 9x > -36. Choose the solution set. {x | x 4} {x | x ...
Weegy: Hi.welcome to weegy.Kindly state the choices of your question.Thanks for using weegy. [smile] User: Given: 9x ...
7/29/2014 10:24:41 AM| 5 Answers
Fill in the blank with the appropriate number. 2/5* ____ = 1
Weegy: A blank is a type of cartridge for a firearm that contains gunpowder but no bullet or shot. When fired, the ...
7/29/2014 5:56:58 PM| 4 Answers
features of a simple network and the network infrastructure for alarg ...
Weegy: The simple network consists of two or more connected computers and the basic network components include ...
7/29/2014 5:02:00 AM| 3 Answers
A line has a slope of 1/2 and a run = 50. What is the rise?
Weegy: Slope = rise/ run Rise = slope x run = 1/2x50 = 25 User: Find the next term of the given sequence. 1.31, 2.54, ...
7/29/2014 8:35:14 AM| 3 Answers
One person can do a certain job in twenty-one minutes, and another ...
Weegy: 12 min User: Which of the following equations has only one solution? x 2 = 9 x(x - 1) = 9 x 2 - 6x + 9 = ...
7/29/2014 11:13:10 AM| 3 Answers
A boat that travels 23 miles per hour in still water is traveling ...
Weegy: 75 miles User: Solve the following system of equations by the substitution method. 5x = y + 6 2x - 3y = ...
7/29/2014 1:55:03 PM| 3 Answers
Which of the following points is in the solution set of y User: Find ...
Weegy: The center of the circle is (2,6). User: Which of the following sets could be the sides of a right ...
7/29/2014 8:47:02 AM| 2 Answers
The sum of 1/6, 2/3, and 1/4 is
7/29/2014 10:01:22 AM| 2 Answers
What makes the EPA one of the weakest agencies? a. funded mandates c. ...
Weegy: a. funded mandates User: When Congress establishes a cost for crops, it is called a(n) a. price ...
7/29/2014 2:22:51 PM| 2 Answers
Weegy Stuff
S
R
L
1
1
P
C
1
P
1
1
L
P
C
P
C
1
P
C
L
P
C
1
P
C
Points 2440 [Total 21440]| Ratings 1| Comments 2430| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
P
C
P
C
1
L
P
C
L
P
C
P
C
P
C
Points 2255 [Total 17384]| Ratings 0| Comments 2255| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
P
C
L
P
C
P
C
L
P
C
P
C
Points 2200 [Total 14754]| Ratings 1| Comments 2190| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
1
Points 1687 [Total 3870]| Ratings 2| Comments 1667| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
1
1
1
1
L
1
Points 1466 [Total 7643]| Ratings 2| Comments 1446| Invitations 0|Offline
S
1
L
1
L
P
P
L
Points 1005 [Total 10613]| Ratings 0| Comments 1005| Invitations 0|Offline
S
1
L
Points 858 [Total 4534]| Ratings 2| Comments 838| Invitations 0|Offline
S
P
C
L
P
L
1
Points 816 [Total 5870]| Ratings 4| Comments 776| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 166 [Total 170]| Ratings 0| Comments 156| Invitations 1|Offline
S
R
R
Points 160 [Total 348]| Ratings 1| Comments 140| Invitations 1|Offline
Home | Contact | Archive | Blog | About | Terms | Privacy | Social | ©2014 Purple Inc.