Who was the first president of the United States?

Technically, the first president of the United States was not George Washington, but John Hanson of Maryland.

In 1781, Hanson began a one-year term as the first “president of the United States in Congress assembled” under the Articles of Confederation.

Seven other men served as president before Washington, technically, the ninth president, took office in 1789 under the new Constitution.

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