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John Hanson was the first president of the US under the first government before the constitution was formed. George Washington served under Hanson. Until the second government and constitution was formed..then George Washington was President.
John Hanson was NOT the first President of the US. Your teacher is wrong or perhaps 'miss spoke'. John Hanson was President of the Continental Congress. This is BEFORE the United States was formed. It was not an executive position, but a ceremonial leadership of the Continental Congress. George Washington was the first President of The United States which was an executive position created by the creation of The United States of America.