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There are some who would argue that John Hanson was the first president of the United States. He was elected as president of the Continental Congress in 1781 and served for one term.

Was John Hanson really the first president of the US?

John Hanson (14 April [O.S. 3 April] 1715 - November 22, 1783) wasa delegate to the United States in Congress Assembled fromMaryland. Because he was the first President of Congress from Maryland to serve under a fully ratified Articles ofConfederation (Maryland did not complete the process and sign ( Full Answer )

Who was John Hanson?

President John Hanson was the Nations first President under the original United States Constitution that patriots fought and died for - the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union. The term "President of the United States in Congress Assembled" under the nations first government is used today ( Full Answer )

Was John Hanson a black man?

No, John Hanson passed away decades before the camera was invented. The gentleman pictured in the photo was long after President John Hanson passed away in 1783.

John hanson who was first black president in the picture in 1781?

John Hanson was elected president of the Continental Congress under the Articles of Confederation, in November 1781. He was not black , but was of white English origin like almost every other member of the congress. The rumor that he was black comes from confusion with another John Hanson who was b ( Full Answer )

Was john hanson African American?

The well-known American patriot, John Hanson,was not of African ancestry. There was a politician in Liberia named John Hanson who was, of course, an African and he may have been an American at one time.

Was John Hancock really the first and third president of the US?

No, he was the 2nd President of the Second Continental Congress and the 7th President of the United States in Congress Assembled. This takes nothing away from him as a founding father, his importance in the Revolutionary Period of the US will always exist, both for his participation and for his lead ( Full Answer )

Who is John Hanson as an African American?

John Hanson was a 19th century Liberian Senator from Grand Bassa County who was involved in efforts to relocate African Americans to Liberia.. There is sometimes some confusion between him and John Hanson , the President of the United States Continental Congress .

Was John Hanson the first black president?

No- John Hanson, the president of the Continental Congress, was not black. There was a prominent black man in Liberia with the same name and people confuse them. Instead, John Hanson , from Maryland ,was president of the Continental Congress, but his main job was to chair the meetings of the convent ( Full Answer )

Is John Hanson on the two dollar bill?

No, he is not. The obverse of the $2 bill is based on a John Trumbull paintingwhich shows the signing of the Declaration of Independence. JohnHanson was not present for that event- he happened to be away inMaryland helping run the government there. Thus, he was notdepicted in the painting, nor is ( Full Answer )

Was John Hansen the first president of the US African decent?

No. . John Hanson was the first "President of the United States in Congress Assembled" under the Articles of Confederation. This means that he presided over the Continental Congress. Therefore his duties were most similar to those of the modern Speaker of the House of Representatives or the Vice ( Full Answer )

Are there any pictures of John Hanson?

Don't just google John Hanson, because they will show you a europeanized, white verison. The original John Hanson is AFRICAN AMERICAN. They do not acknowledge that in history. There is one picture of him. Try this link . . . http://www.youngmessengerrzz.com/id108.html

Picture of the black John Hanson?

There are many pictures of the black John Hanson on Internet sites,such as Wikipedia. John Hanson was confused with another man of thesame name, and was thought to be the first president o f theContinental Congress.

What race was John Hanson?

John Hanson, the first president of congress, was white; John Hanson, a part of the American Colonization Society, was African-American.

Why don't they teach us about John Hanson in school?

they do not teach us about John Hanson because in theconstitution they want us to believe that George Washington was thefirst president ... because George Washington was indeed the first President ofthe United States. John Hanson was the first "President of Congress" (sometimes called"President o ( Full Answer )

What is the value of a John Hanson President Continental congress 20 cent stamp?

This a common US commemorative stamp. Its retail value in good condition - no missing perforations or thin spots and full gum if unused and lightly canceled if used -- is from 10 to 20 cents retail. Mint around 30 cents. Wholesale, the value is 50 cents to 75 cents in lots of 100 for used st ( Full Answer )

What did John Hanson do?

John Hanson was an American official that lived during the AmericanRevolution Era and that became President of the ContinentalCongress, occupying a charge that had very similar functions andresponsibilities of the charge of President, so some historians goas far to call John Hanson the first holder ( Full Answer )

Was John Marshall a US President?

No. John Marshall is best known as the fourth Chief Justice of the United States, and perhaps the most influential justice in the history of the Supreme Court. He was appointed by President John Adams, and presided over the Court from 1801-1835. The only man to serve as both US President and Chie ( Full Answer )

What are two important things john hanson did?

John Hanson (14 April [ O.S. 3 April] 1715 - November 22, 1783) was a delegate to the United States in Congress Assembled from Maryland . Because he was the first President of Congress from Maryland to serve under a fully ratified Articles of Confederation (Maryland did not complet ( Full Answer )

Was john hanson black or white?

John Hanson was not black but he did serve as the president of the first Continental Congress and so is sometimes referred to as the first president. (There was a black John Hanson who was a prominent Senator in Liberia. People get the two confused from time to time. ) The American John Hanson s ( Full Answer )

Where was John Hanson inauguration held?

Hanson, John 1st Continental Congress 1781 John Hanson elected 1st "President of the US in Congress assembled" - Hanson, John ACI International - John Hanson

A Black Man John Hanson was the first President of the United States in 1781 why is he not mentioned as the first president of the USA?

John Hanson was the third President of Congress under the Articles of Confederation, but the first one to complete a full 1-year term. The Articles had no executive branch nor a judicial system. He was of English/Swedish heritage. He was not black. His grandfather came to the colonies as an indentur ( Full Answer )

Was john hanson president?

Yes, John Hanson was not only a president in the "Office of the President" of the original United States Constitution called the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union, he was the very first president in its first term that started in November of that year - after theUnited States Constitutio ( Full Answer )

What was john hanson title?

President John Hanson. Full title - President John Hanson in Congress Assembled of the United States of America. Although different titles were considered under both constitutions of the United States, the Executive Office of the President was not created until 1939. As the title changes, the positi ( Full Answer )

Was Joseph hanson a president?

yes, he was a president. He was our first president who succeeded to 6 other presidents. Gorge Washing ton was not our first president.

Was john hanson moor a freemason?

The only way to tell if someone is or is not a Freemason is ifthere is a public record of their membership. Some members keeptheir membership quiet and their lodges respect theirconfidentiality. That is their right. But in most cases Masons areproud of their membership and are quite prepared to tell ( Full Answer )

Was john hanson the first president of the US of America?

many people think George Washington was the first president of the united states of America if you think that you are wrong john hanson was the first president, so remember that He was the first President before the Constitution we follow today.

Is John Hanson on the two-dollar bill?

John Hanson is not depicted on the two dollar bill. What isdepicted is the continental congress gathered for the signing ofthe Declaration of Independence. John Hanson did not sign theDeclaration because he was not present to sign. Above answer is incorrect. John Hanson was the first electedpreside ( Full Answer )

When was John Taylor president of the US?

John Taylor was never president of the United States - he was president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) from 1880 to 1887. John Tyler is the name of the United States President that served from 1841-1845.

What did john hanson do in 1777?

In 1777, John Hanson was elected to the Maryland House ofDelegates. That is, he became a member of the colony's legislature.He had already served on a committee that helped run the colony. In 1780, he became one of Maryland's delegates to the ContinentalCongress, and in 1781, he became the Presiden ( Full Answer )

Was John Hancock the president of the US?

No, John Hancock was Seventh President of the United States inCongress Assembled November 23, 1785 to June 5, 1786. He presided over the Second Congressional Congress which passed theDeclaration of Independence in 1776, before the Constitutionexisted.

Was john hanson the president of the US?

No, there has never been a U.S. President named Hanson. However, John Hanson was president of the Continental Congress set up by the articles of Confederation in 1781 which governed the US after the revolution ended until the US Constitution could be written and ratified to create new nation of the ( Full Answer )

Was Johns Hopkins a US President?

No- he was a very wealthy merchant and investor who endowed the money to start Johns Hopkins University i

Can you give me some information on John Hanson the first black president for my pre-school class?

The black John Hanson was a senator in Liberia. Better known, at least in the US, was John Hanson from Maryland (1721-1783). He was of English ancestry . He was a wealthy planter , married Jane Contee and they had eight children. He was elected president of the first Continental Congress in 178 ( Full Answer )

Is John Hancock son The first president?

No John Hancock's son was not the first president... For clarity, the first president of the United States of America was George Washington. However, John Hancock did serve as president of the Second Continental Congress and was the first and third Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

If john hanson was the real first president of the US why does George Washington get credit for being first when he wasn't?

George Washington was the first president of the United States. John Hanson was president of the Continental Congress which has little power and was nothing like the United States government. Furthermore, Hanson's position was mostly to chair the meetings of the convention- he was not at all like th ( Full Answer )

How old is John Hanson?

John Hanson was born on April 13, 1715 and died on November 22, 1783. John Hanson would have been 68 years old at the time of death or 300 years old today.

What is John Hanson famous for?

John Hanson is famous for being elected as President of the Continental Congress in 1781. He only served one term in office, and some historians suggest he was the first US President, rather than George Washington.

Is john hanson the moor john hanson African American and john hanson president of the continental congress the same man?

No they are not. There seems to be a lot of confusion on thisissue, and people on the internet make it worse by spreadingmisinformation. The problem here is that there were two famous men namedJohn Hanson. The first is John Hanson, who is considered one of the FoundingFathers of the United State ( Full Answer )

Who was the US President after John Tyler?

James K. Polk was the US president after JohnTyler. Polk served as the 11th President of the United States from1845 March 4 to 1849 March 4.

What has the author John Hanson written?

John Hanson has written: 'Buckle Down! on Reading Levels 9-12' 'Family Life (Enquiries)' 'Time is a turne-coate. Or Englands three-fold metamorphosis' 'The changing faces of Botley and North Hinksey' 'The use of resources' -- subject(s): Aids and devices, Audio-visual education, Instructio ( Full Answer )