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    There's talk of Washington, D.C. becoming a state.

    What would YOU name that new state.


    New Columbia,  Shystertonia, Confusion, ?????

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    The state of Hanson, named after  John Hanson.


    On this day in 1783, John Hanson, the first president of the Continental Congress under the Articles of Confederation, dies in his home state of Maryland. Hanson is sometimes called the first president of the United States, but this is a misnomer, since the presidency did not exist as an executive position separate from Congress until the federal Constitution created the role upon its ratification in 1789.


    Hanson was the self-educated son of Charles County, Maryland, farmers. His family had lived in Maryland for three generations beginning with the emigration from England of his grandfather, for whom he was named. At age 25, John married 16-year-old Jane Contee in Maryland. Their lasting union produced nine children, five of whom survived to adulthood, although their son Peter was later killed in action as a Continental soldier at Fort Washington, New York, in November 1776.


    Hanson’s political career began in 1757 with his election to the Maryland Colonial Assembly. He returned to represent Charles County again from 1758-1763, 1765, 1766 and 1768-1769. As colonial-British relations frayed, Hanson took a seat in the revolutionary Annapolis Convention, which took control of the colony from the British in 1774 and renamed itself the Assembly of Freemen in 1776. An outspoken supporter of the Patriot cause, Hanson was instrumental in Maryland’s decision to back the rebels laying siege to British-controlled Boston in the aftermath of the battles of Lexington and Concord.


     


    Named a delegate to the Continental Congress in 1779, Hanson served in that body from 1780 to 1782, including a term as the president of Congress (a position similar to that of prime minister in the British Parliament) from 1781 to 1782, during which time the Articles of Confederation were finally ratified and General George Washington defeated the British army at Yorktown, Virginia. Upon the ratification of the Articles on March 1, 1781, the Continental Congress became the “Congress of the Confederation” or the “United States in Congress Assembled.” Hanson was the first president of that body, but not of the United States.


    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/john-hanson-so-called-first-president-dies

    west-bus

    Good reading cb
    Your link 'History' states his death as being on the 22. November when in fact it was the 15th.

    Birth: Apr. 3, 1715
    Charles County
    Maryland, USA

    Death: Nov. 15, 1783
    Oxon Hill
    Prince George's County
    Maryland, USA
    country bumpkin

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    Thank you for the correction and your eagle eyes too. :)

    ....state of chaos 

    Politician Paradise. Now think of a tag line.      :)

    Bob/PKB

    Where corruption and pandering blossom like the cherry trees

    Reagan ?

    Oh, name it after a president  (I won't suggest a name) or Ben Franklin. Yeah,  I like "Franklin". He invented and contributed so much and deserves such recognition. ....

    New Gingrich, Casa Blanca (White House), Pathetic Potomacville, or Trump Town.

    hector5559

    Trump Town sounds well good,,
    Bob/PKB

    Heaven help us to visit that state.
    nomdeplume

    Trumpton seems obvious though it has been used already.
    Bob/PKB

    Neither 2016 presumptive presidential candidate is an obvious choice.

    Simply name it what it would be, a New State or Newstate. You may also consider Virgiland, a derivative from Virginia and Maryland. However, the outcome of any such talk will be, I think, just talk.

    Clonge

    What about "London West"?

    Obama House,sounds about right,,

    Bob/PKB

    No, he has to go. One of the worst mistakes in our history.
    hector5559

    I Knew that would wind you up Bob,O,L,L,,,
    Bob/PKB

    You're being mean?


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