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THE PROOF THAT JOHN HANSON IS THE FIRST PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.avi

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Published on Aug 19, 2011

A "Black" Man, A Moor, Who is this first president of the United States of America, John Hanson
This man was the First President of the United States! 1781-1782 A.D.??? George Washington was really the 8th President of the United States! George Washington was not the first President of the United States though Washington was the actual first president under the current Constitution of the United States of America. Thus Washington true title is 8th President of the United States of America 1st Congressional President. In fact, the first President of the United States was one John Hanson. Don't go checking the encyclopedia for this guy's name - he is one of those great men that are lost to history. If you're extremely lucky, you may actually find a brief mention of his name. The new country of the United States of America was actually formed on March 1, 1781 with the adoption of The Articles of Confederation. This document was actually proposed on June 11, 1776, but not agreed upon by Congress until November 15, 1777. Maryland refused to sign this document until Virginia and New York ceded their western lands (Maryland was afraid that these states would gain too much power in the new government from such large amounts of land). Once the signing took place in 1781, a President was needed to run the country. John Hanson was chosen unanimously by Congress (which included George Washington). In fact, all the other potential candidates refused to run against him, as he was a major player in the revolution and an extremely influential member of Congress. As the first President, Hanson no one had ever been President and the role was poorly defined. His actions in office would set precedent for all future Presidents. He took office just as the Revolutionary War ended, immediately, the troops demanded to be paid. As would be expected after any long war, there were no funds to meet the salaries. As a result, the soldiers threatened to overthrow the new government and put Washington as a monarch. All the members of Congress ran, leaving Hanson as the only one left . He managed to calm the troops down and hold the country together. If he had failed, the government would have fallen immediately. In fact, Hanson sent 800 pounds of sterling silver by his brother Samuel Hanson to George Washington to provide the troops with shoes. Hanson, as President, ordered all foreign troops off American soil, as well as the removal of all foreign flags. This was quite the feat, considering that so many European countries had a stake in the United States since Columbus. HANSON ESTABLISHED THE GREAT SEAL OF THE UNITED STATES, WHICH ALL PRESIDENTS HAVE SINCE BEEN REQUIRED TO USE ON ALL OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS. This seal is still used to this day for all official documents of the United States of America. President Hanson also established the first Treasury Department, the first Secretary of War, and the first Foreign Affairs Department. Lastly, he declared that the fourth Thursday of every November was to be Thanksgiving Day, which is still true today. The Articles of Confederation only allowed a President to serve a one year term , so Hanson actually accomplished quite a bit in such little time. Six other presidents were elected after him - Elias Boudinot (1783), Thomas Mifflin (1784), Richard Henry Lee (1785), Nathan Gorman (1786), Arthur St. Clair (1787), and Cyrus Griffin (1788) - all prior to Washington taking office. Why don't we ever hear about the first seven Presidents of the United States? The Articles of Confederation didn't work well. The individual states there was nothing that could be agreed upon. A new doctrine needed to be written - we know as the Constitution,- thus explaining why the Constitution begins with "in order to form a more perfect union". George Washington was definitely not the very first President of the United States. He was the first President of the United States under the Constitution we follow today. And the first seven Presidents are forgotten in history and how great and important they may have been to the birth of our nation.
The Great Seal of the United States is used to authenticate certain documents issued by the United States of America's federal government. The phrase is used both for the physical seal itself (which is kept by the United States Secretary of State), and more generally for the design impressed upon it. The Great Seal was first used publicly in 1782.
The Seal of the President of the United States established in 1945, (then replaced the great seal for the presidents) is directly based on the Great Seal, and its elements are used in numerous government agency and state seals.
Most information from article written by Cyril Innis Jr.
Also inserts from Wikipedia, and JD Criveau

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