Black People Politics : The first President was John Hanson a Black man.

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  1. shaka64

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    Anyone ever here this
    "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 siliver by his brother Samuel Hanson to George Wasington to provide the troops with shoes.

    Hanson, as President, ordered all foreign troops off American soil, as well as the removal of all foreign flags. This was quite the feat, considering the fact that so many European countries had a stake in the United States since the days following Columbus.

    Hanson established the Great Seal of the United States, which all Presidents have since been required to use on all official documents.

    President Hanson also established the first Treasury Department, the first Secretary of War, and the first Foreign Affairs Department.

    Lastly, he declared that the fourth Thursday of every November was to be Thanksgiving Day, which is still true today.

    The Articles of Confederation only allowed a President to serve a one year term during any three year period, so Hanson actually accomplished quite a bit in such little time.

    Six other presidents were elected after him - Elias Boudinot (1783), Thomas Mifflin (1784), Richard Henry Lee (1785), Nathan Gorman (1786), Arthur St. Clair (1787), and Cyrus Griffin (1788) - all prior to Washington taking office.

    So what happened?

    Why don't we ever hear about the first seven Presidents of the United States?

    It's quite simple - The Articles of Confederation didn't work well. The individual states had too much power and nothing could be agreed upon.

    A new doctrine needed to be written - something we know as the Constitution.

    And that leads us to the end of our story.

    George Washington was definitely not the first President of the United States. He was the first President of the United States under the Constitution we follow today.

    And the first seven Presidents are forgotten in history.
     
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    Where cameras invented and used in the 17 hundreds???
     
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    I assumed it was a paint portrait it was connected to the article
     
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    If that is so, that that is one heck of a painting.
    But why in black and white, is what I am wondering...
     
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    any thoughts on the content?
     
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    Thanks for the info. How much longer are we going to ride in the caboose of life. The first Black this, the first Black that?!?!?! All that shows is we continue to ride the coattails of the matrix (europeonized thought and action). Of course I'm extremely proud of our ancestors, but this is not accomplishment. It's more of a step backwards IMO. This is my point. WE WERE THE FIRST IN EVERYTHING!
    To say we were the first black in _____, that is to say we are second or third and we are not.


    So to continuously refer to ourselves in terms of the first "black", all this is doing is confirming that the status quo matrix will continue unmitigated.

    That's just like people calling their money 'theirs" lol. It's not yours you don't run it or print it.

    I appreciate the "his'tory lessons, because YES they are VERY relevant. It's just time to change the language. Someone mentioned in another thread i believe it was Fine1952 that said it should not be called white supremacy but white domination. Although I might even look for a different term than "domination", she's right on point about the changing the terminology.

    No one can deny ourstory. I feel it's time that we see we don't need to sit in the back seat for ANYONE.

    We ARE the TRUTH!!!
     
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    took the pic/paint portrait whatever it was down to concentrate on the content
     
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    The content is spurious.
     
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    in amerikka how much of ourstory is not tampered with?
     
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    do you have time to give a reason why?
     
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