John Hanson was a man that was actually the first president of the United States. Most people think that George Washington was the first president and that is true. What isn't true is that George Washington was the first president of the United States overall, from the time before and after the new Constitution was written. Washington was the first president under the new Constitution. John Hanson was the very first president of the United States between the time of the Revolutionary War, to the forming of the Constitution.

John Hanson is not as remembered as George Washington because the government was weak when he was president. If the government was weak, then his position in power was weak. He didn't have as much power as presidents did after the Constitution was written. If he had had that power, then he would be remembered as the first president of the United States.