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Who was our first President? Was he or she a Christian?

Are we privy to our Real History?

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turtldov

Asked by turtldov at 8:21 PM on Jun. 25, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • George Washington and I heard he has baptized in the Episcopal Church. Don't really know if he was an active Episcopal member.
    Edilma

    Answer by Edilma at 8:31 PM on Jun. 25, 2011

  • i applaud you questioning the established norm but do you have any links or data to back up this theory or is it just a wondering of yours ???
    jajamama

    Answer by jajamama at 8:37 PM on Jun. 25, 2011

  • According to this website someone else was elected president before Washington, John Hanson. http://www.marshallhall.org/hanson.html


    It also said that 6 others were also eleceted before Washington, all male, religious afflictions are not stated.

    Octobersmom

    Answer by Octobersmom at 8:45 PM on Jun. 25, 2011

  • According to this site Washington was the 15th president but the first under our current constitution.


    http://phoenixaquua.blogspot.com/2010/03/george-washington-not-first-president.html

    Octobersmom

    Answer by Octobersmom at 8:48 PM on Jun. 25, 2011

  • According to this website someone else was elected president before Washington, John Hanson. http://www.marshallhall.org/hanson.html

    George Washington was the first president elected under the constitution.

    And yes he was an Episcopalian
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 8:56 PM on Jun. 25, 2011

  • Hanson didn't "somehow manage to calm the troops" to keep Washington from being crowned king, Washington turned in his resignation to Congress and went home. Washington made it quite clear we hadn't fought the revolution for someone, no matter who, to become king.
    GwenMB

    Answer by GwenMB at 9:00 PM on Jun. 25, 2011

  • George Washington's real religion is debated among historians but no one knows for sure what he was. He attended several different denominations during his lifetime and while he may have baptized in the Episcopalian church if you read the letters he wrote to his daughter towards the end of his life you'll see that he was proud that many did not actually know what denomination he actually believed in as he saw his religious beliefs as personal and not information the public needed to know.
    miss_lisa

    Answer by miss_lisa at 9:04 PM on Jun. 25, 2011

  • John Hanson was the president under the Articles of Confederation. George Washington was the president under the US Constitution. I believe this is what is officially called 'splitting hairs'. George Washington was the 1st president of the newly formed country after we defeated the British and were officially a recognized country. Hanson was the first named president before we were officially an independent country. Historical nick-picking. I love it!
    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 9:40 PM on Jun. 25, 2011

  • http://www.snopes.com/history/american/hanson.asp


    He wasn't.


    http://edsitement.neh.gov/curriculum-unit/who-was-really-our-first-president-lost-hero


    Presided as "president'of the first Continental Congress.



    From 1781 to 1782 he was “President of the United States in Congress Assembled” under the Articles of Confederation. As the presiding officer of Congress, Hanson was responsible for initiating a number of programs that helped America gain a world position.
    John Hanson Statue on the website The Architect of the Capitol, a link from the EDSITEment resource Congress Link


    minnesotanice

    Answer by minnesotanice at 10:42 PM on Jun. 25, 2011

  • minnesotanice

    Answer by minnesotanice at 10:46 PM on Jun. 25, 2011

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