A “Black” Man, A Moor, John Hanson 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. 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 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 had quite the shoes to fill. 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. Almost 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 on the throne as a monarch.

All the members of Congress ran for their lives, leaving Hanson as the only guy left running the government. He somehow managed to calm the troops down and hold the country together. If he had failed, the government would have fallen almost immediately and everyone would have been bowing to King Washington. In fact, Hanson sent 800 pounds of sterling silver by his brother Samuel Hanson to George Washington to provide the troops with shoes.

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State of The Union 2014: Obama Takes A Stand Against Congress In A Call For Action

In the 2014 State of the Union addressPresident Barack Obama made it clear that while he is dedicated to working with Congress on addressing many of the country’s lingering problems, he is willing to go at it alone where he can if need be.

Full Text Of State Of The Union Speech 2014

See President Obama’s 2014 State of the Union below:

BILLIONAIRES Prefer Black Women

Kola Boof: Billionaires Prefer *Black* Women *There has been over 900 views of this post alone on brown girls connect in just two days! More than the combined views of virtually ALL posts. Because of this, I am reposting it. Although no one has made any comments, I am very interested in knowing why this post has everyone’s attention? Please post comments regarding your interest in this topic. All thoughts and opinions are welcome.* Billionaire Ben Horowitz says: “Black women are loyal and they guard your interests. Black wives are for grown ups.” One thing I learned while living with … Continue reading BILLIONAIRES Prefer Black Women

BILLIONAIRES Prefer Black Women

Kola Boof: Billionaires Prefer *Black* Women   Billionaire Ben Horowitz says: “Black women are loyal and they guard your interests. Black wives are for grown ups.” One thing I learned while living with Osama Bin Laden (against my will in 1996)…is that while the saying goes “gentlemen prefer Blondes“…..a less talked about phenomenon is that BILLIONAIRES marry Black  women. This year alone, we have SEVEN high profile engagements between billionaire men and what are supposedly (according to Western culture) the most undesirable women on earth—Black women.  And the fact that these women are more “authentically Black” (their genes more African looking … Continue reading BILLIONAIRES Prefer Black Women