Submit a question to our community and get an answer from real people.
Submit

Why does my teacher think that John Hanson was the first president of the US and not George Washington?

Report as

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.

You all need some history lessons! lol

Helpful (5) Fun Thanks for voting Comments (8)
Report as
Finally, I thought my teacher was getting old. Haha. Thanx!
Report as
Finally a right answer! :)
Report as
Your welcome. George Washinton was the first president under the government that we still have today.. that is why he is more commonly known as the first president rather than Hanson
Report as
So Hanson was the president under the Articles of Confederation? Or some other constitution?
Report as
Hanson was the first President under the first Continental Congress. He signed the Articles of Confederation.
Report as
Ooohhh, gotcha;)
Report as
sliceoflife
Playing nice..:) ahhh
Report as
Are gonna tell me that every time, slice? Lol
Report as
Add a comment...

Because your teacher is an idiot.

Helpful (1) Fun Thanks for voting Comments (3)
Report as
No, actually he's pretty darn smart...
Report as
sunshine_gurl
John Hanson was the first president!!
Report as
No, no he was not read dbergma's response.
Report as
Add a comment...
sunshine_gurl

Because he was...
<3

Helpful (1) Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

Are you sure you heard your teacher correctly

Helpful Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

Who the hell is John Hanson ?!

Helpful (1) Fun Thanks for voting Comments (4)
Report as
sunshine_gurl
The first president of the United States!
Report as
now i'm confused .. if John Hanson was the first president of the US then who is George Washington ?!
Report as
sunshine_gurl
Wakespgurl "George Washinton was the first president under the government that we still have today"
Report as
I think that they mean John Hancock. Also, Before the Constitution, we didn't have a strong central government. There wasn't a President of the USA before George Washington.
Report as
Add a comment...

there dumb. and is a really bad teacher

Helpful (1) Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

wow

Helpful (1) Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

Tell her to look up who was the first president online! I hope she knows what a computer is... She probably thinks a computer is a calculator ;)

Helpful (1) Fun Thanks for voting Comments (1)
Report as
Who said my teacher is a girl? Lol
Report as
Add a comment...

John Hanson was elected President of the first Continental Congress in 1781.

Helpful (1) Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

John Hanson was the first president before the constitution, i believe. George Washington was the first president after.

Helpful (2) Fun Thanks for voting Comments (2)
Report as
I wonder if Hanson was elected by the people, at least through the electoral college? That might be another reason...
Report as
True, true...
Report as
Add a comment...

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.

Helpful (1) Fun Thanks for voting Comments (1)
Report as
Technically the United States was one nation even before the Revolutionary War. They wanted not only independence but unity. They even wrote that in the Declaration of Independence, which they sent to the king of Great Britain again, before the Revolution. You can also argue that the US was not one nation until 1865...
Report as
Add a comment...

Because your teacher didn't go to school.

Helpful (1) Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...
Do you have an answer?
Answer this question...
Did you mean?
Login or Join the Community to answer
Popular Searches