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The Forgotten Presidents (The presidents before George Washington)
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Posted on 12/03/2001 7:42:54 AM PST by Luis Gonzalez

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To: sheltonmac
Amen, yes the Lee's were a class act !
81 posted on 12/07/2001 4:45:54 PM PST by arly
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To: miss print
Thank you for that information.

Cool screen-name, btw.

82 posted on 12/08/2001 8:03:33 AM PST by Le-Roy
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To: Luis Gonzalez
Bumping for a later read! Good Morning, Luis!
83 posted on 12/08/2001 8:10:42 AM PST by AuntB
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To: Luis Gonzalez

Someone did run the government between 1781 and 1789...The Congress. If anything, these so called "Presidents" were merely a figurehead. They had no power. Which is one reason why we decided to abandon the Articles of Confederation. Hence, Washington really is the 1st President of the United States (unless we count the others based simply on what they were called).

The British surrendered in 1781. Washington was inaugurated in 1789.
Someone had to run things in between.

84 posted on 01/25/2007 4:37:13 PM PST by ask your history teacher
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To: ask your history teacher
Why hello!

Five years, one month and seventeen days. I do think you have achieved a new record in resurrecting a dead thread.

How the heck did you find it may I ask?

85 posted on 01/25/2007 4:43:42 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (We must have faith For when it is all said and done, Faith manages. And the impossible is achieved)
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To: Captain Kirk

omg thanx soo much for your page!!!
im a high school student here in the Bronx, and i currently got inot an argument w/ my ENGLISH TEACHER!! dumb female didnt know her own countries history.So thanks to YOUr page ill be able to prove her wrong w/ hard written facts.

86 posted on 11/07/2007 2:52:37 PM PST by brown skinned latina
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To: Luis Gonzalez

Read the Articles of Confederation, then the Articles of Confederation for the Confederated States of America, then compare them to the massive European Union Constitution.

87 posted on 01/05/2008 8:05:11 PM PST by So_what_do_I_know (Just for fun!)
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To: Luis Gonzalez

Although, they were not the Presidents of our country, I don’t think they have been forgotten. They were Presidents of the Continental Congress.

The first and third president, Peyton Randolph was married to Elizabeth Harrison, sister of Governor Benjamin Harrison (1726-1791) who was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and father of our 9th President, who was only in office for one month. He also had another cousin named Peyton who was married to the sister of President Harrison.

He was also a first cousin of President Thomas Jefferson and his nephew Edmund Randolph was our first Attorney General.

88 posted on 12/15/2009 11:58:52 PM PST by Brown Deer (Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8)
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 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks Luis Gonzalez.

Note: this topic is from 12/03/2001.

Blast from the Past.

Just adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.

89 posted on 08/27/2011 9:45:21 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link --
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To: Arthur McGowan
Any other time I would agree, but my child did a history report on Washington in 1st grade. The called me and tried to give her an F because she report Washington not to be the first.
She is not in 4th grade, her teacher called me Friday to let me know that my child was talking back. My child told the teacher that Washington was not the first President of the US but the first elected President, that there was several people appointed before him. When the teacher told her to be quite, and that she was wrong, my child told her teacher to google it. The teacher was suppose to call me again on Monday to speak about the disrespect she was showing. Today is Monday and the teacher never called.
I am proud of my daughter.
90 posted on 02/17/2014 5:22:49 PM PST by dispatch911
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To: dispatch911
I'm proud of your daughter for knowing about the presidents before Washington.

The presidents before George Washington were technically presidents of Congress under the Articles of Confederation, and not Presidents of the United States. My wife is a descendant of Thomas McKean, the second president of Congress under the AoC, and perhaps the most corrupt politician in U.S. history (ignore the whitewash).

When Andrew Jackson was in office, the newspapers accused him of being the most corrupt politician "since Thomas McKean."

91 posted on 02/17/2014 6:15:11 PM PST by Scoutmaster (I'd rather be at Philmont)
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