kevin asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 month ago

We’re there presidents before George Washington? And how many were there?

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  • xyzzy
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    1 month ago
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    Not of the United States of America. Remember the USA was not established until 1788. Between 1777 and 1788 the thirteen states were governed  under the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union which was an agreement among the 13 original states. Under the Articles of Confederation, the presiding officer of Congress—referred to in many official records as President of the United States in Congress Assembled—chaired the Committee of the States when Congress was in recess, and performed other administrative functions. He was not, however, an executive in the way the later President of the United States is a chief executive, since all of the functions he executed were under the direct control of Congress.  There were 10 President of Congress.

  • 1 month ago

    Yes. Yes, there was. There were four. The fifth one, Bob of Massachusetts, has since been removed from the presidential rolls due to his death from urination (a crime in North America, at the time). Hope this helped.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    No, George Washington was the first US President. There were several Presidents of Congress before Washington but they didn't have the duties or the power of a US President.

  • 1 month ago

    I think there were seven, but my memory might be off.

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