John Hanson is the First President of the United States of America?

Post date: Jan 7, 2016 2:24:00 PM

This week we are studying the beginning of our nation. The opening structure of organization of the nation was the

Articles of Confederation. John Hanson under the Articles was the first President. I'm arguing that this makes him, not George Washington, the first president of the United States. Here are the resources that are offered as proof.

Letter from George Washington to John Hanson

Letter from John Hanson to his physician Philip Thomas

Picture showing the wear and strain the current presidency takes on a person

John Hanson - Constitution

Notes in Class

Documents of John Hanson's term as President (Pgs 3-6)