Cards in this guide (21)
Who was the first President of the United States
General George Washington (1732-1799) was the first President of the United States of America under the US Constitution. He was elected in 1787 and again in 1792 and served as President from April 30,1789 until March 4, 1797.
The Hanson argument--
Sometimes, John Hanson is referred to as the first US president due to his ancestors' success of convincing the Maryland Legislature that he was the first President to serve under the articles of Confederation--- but that is NOT the same as the elected President of the US. The Hanson Family's lobbying effort was so complete that in 1903 Maryland included his statue, as one of two, allocated for each state in the US Capitol's Statuary Hall. Although Hanson served as President of the United States Congress Assembled, under the Articles of Confederation, , this was very different from that of a modern-day U.S. Presidency. Moreover, Hanson was actually the third President of the United States in Congress Assembled. The Articles of Confederation Presidency lineage as follows:
- Samuel Huntington was the first President of the United States in Congress Assembled. This was under the Articles of Confederation, March 1, 1781 to July 6, 1781.
- Thomas McKean was the second President of the United States in Congress Assembled elected on July 10th, 1781 and served until November 4th, 1781.
- John Hanson was the third President of the United States in Congress Assembled. He was elected by the United States in Congress Assembled Delegates on November 5, 1781 to November 4, 1782. He was the first President to serve a full one year term under the Articles of Confederation.
The position of President of the United States Congress Assembled would be more closely analogous to the Prime Minister of a country with a parliament or the current position of Speaker of the House in the USA .
What was the purpose of the constitional convention of 1787
The original purpose of the Constitutional Convention held in 1787 was to revise the Articles of Confederation. TRUE
Who can veto certain laws written by congress if they are deemed unsatisfactory
Why do the House of Representatives and the Senate each have different requirements for their members
Members of the Senate have more responsibilities than members of
the House, since they are numerically fewer (100 compared to
Which Senate committee is a temporary committee created to help solve differences between the House and the Senate over a piece of proposed legislation
When the office of the president was first developed how was the vice president selected
When was prohibition appealed
Which term is used when referring to the political party with the greatest number of members in the Senate
What is the function of a Senate subcommittee
Help the committee finish its work
Which individuals serves as the president of the senate
What is a criterion for an individual to become president as stated by Article II Section 1 of the Constitution
He or she must be a "natural born citizen"
In which congressional act did congress exercise its power to create a federal court system
It was the judiciary act of 1789.
Which are each responsible for different areas of interest and are in charge of all business that deals with that particular subject
Which type of power is exercised when Congress declares war on another country
According to the twentieth amendment how many times is congress required to meet each year
What led to numerous debates among the delegates at the constitutional convention
Organization and function to the executive branch
Of the following which is Congress not authorized to do
Favor any state over another with its laws
Upon which of the following is the eleventh amendment based
upon which amendment of the following is the eleventh amendment
Who is collection of the senators deals with issues relating to the US interactions with other countries
committee on foreign relations
Which section of Article I sets limits on the power of Congress
Which of the following is not considered a suffrage amendment
The term limit of a president is two years