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Posted: 6/29/2001 10:22:43 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 6/29/2001 10:32:36 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/29/2001 10:30:15 AM EDT by RoyDamnMercer]
How much you wanna bet? I'll take a stab...under the Articles of Confederation it was John Hanson. About six presidents later and one finely crafted Constitution came George Washington (he almost became King Washington) So am I right? If so, do I win a brand new Bushymaster?
Link Posted: 6/29/2001 10:35:58 AM EDT
John Hanson Aviator
Link Posted: 6/29/2001 10:38:19 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/29/2001 10:35:29 AM EDT by ARMALITE-FAN]
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Link Posted: 6/29/2001 10:49:09 AM EDT
Originally Posted By SGB: John Hanson - elected President of the Continental Congress on November 5, 1781 But you said:
If you do, let this ride a little while, see what kind of responses are given;
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But I wanted to be first to get it right...It is so rare that I ever am... BTW, Sweep...I'll pass on the fat chick with the bush...I've got one already!
Link Posted: 6/29/2001 11:02:58 AM EDT
I thought it was Peyton Randolph of Virgina, elected president of the First Continental Congress in 1775?
Link Posted: 6/29/2001 11:21:45 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/29/2001 11:23:45 AM EDT by gardenWeasel]
John Hanson. The six other presidents elected after him were-Elias Boudinot (1783), Thomas Mifflin (1784), Richard Henry Lee (1785), Nathan Gorman (1786), Arthur St. Clair (1787), and Cyrus Griffin (1788) Now who knows what language we almost ended up speaking, and by how many votes did English win???? (BTW it's an urban legend) [;)]
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Link Posted: 6/29/2001 4:29:09 PM EDT
Congress almost voted German in as the official language of the United States. English won by one vote.
Link Posted: 6/29/2001 4:35:10 PM EDT
You said "President of the United States" not "President of the Continental Congress", we werent a sovereign nation before we were recognized (technically) Before George Washington, they would have been, basically, the president of a bunch of British rebels. So my answer is George Washington.
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Link Posted: 6/29/2001 5:59:34 PM EDT
beekeeper, I'm on the same page as you on this one. Ronald Reagan was the REAL first, best, and last President of the United States of America. Yes, I saw the bit on 20/20. The First Lady is a rock. Stalwart and intrepid. All others pale in comparison. None have shown the strength of a nation, given hope to a nation, inspired patriotism, and just made people feel "Damn, I'm proud that I'm an American" like he did. For the rest of you who continue to be swindled by stupid historical trivialities, I refer you to: [url]http://www.snopes2.com/spoons/fracture/1stpres.htm[/url] If you don't believe that George was the first, then "you are a ass!"
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[Last Edit: 6/30/2001 8:52:07 AM EDT by Sweep]
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