Who was the first president of the United States?
I can't find the answer online. Who was it?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
George Washington was the first president of the United States.
Peyton Randolf was the first president of each of the Continental Congresses, but not of the United States.
Samuel Huntington was the first president of Congress under the articles of confederation which cannot be properly called the United States. Rather, he was the first President of the United States in Congress Assembled.
Thomas McKean was the first President of the United States in Congress Assembled after the articles of confederation were fully ratified because Maryland didn't sign until 1781, 3 years after the first state signed.
John Hanson was the first man elected president after the articles had been signed by all the states, thus Hanson was the first President elected by all the 13 Original States' Delegates serving under the Articles of Confederation. He was also the first to use the title President of the United States in Congress Assembled, but he was serving in the same position as the two men before him so he was really the third President of the United States in Congress Assembled.
Any of these men might be the name you are looking for, but the most accurate answer is George Washington.
- Chances68Lv 71 decade ago
The first President of thje United States was George Washington. However, there are a few quid pro quos you should be aware of. John Hanson was the first President of the United States in Congress Assembled. The two positions were very different, and the position Hanson held was more analogous to the modern Speaker of the House than to the modern Presidency. Our current government was formed when the Constitution of the United States of America was ratified. It is the Constitution which created the office and position which is now the Presidency. The Articles of Confederation were abolished (or disbanded, or superceded) by the Constitution.
- Unoptrid1aqLv 41 decade ago
Hey Zeus Of Olympia Modeled after the statue of George washington
- 1 decade ago
George washingtonSource(s): myself
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
Surely it was George Washington. Or is this a trick question? Or just a wind up?
Have you not heard of Google or Wikipedia?
BTW, I'm a Brit.
- is mise lisaLv 41 decade ago
- CCLv 61 decade ago
This is our future....sigh.
- Anonymous1 decade ago