This blog is about the story of my family here in America. We arrived in the 1630s as Puritans, and became the common folk of the New World.

American presidents before George Washington

If you tell someone that there were American presidents before George Washington, they will probably think that you are joking. And while it seems kind of a "trick question", it reveals that most people think that America began in 1776. It didn't. The UNITED STATES of America began at that time. If you dismiss all of the American history before that, you are missing a lot of the history of my family, the Puritans. Over 130 years, in fact.

Before the American revolution, people living in America were thought of as colonials. It was, after all, a colony of England. But Americans never liked being called that. Can you blame them? They preferred to be called "Continentals". Sounds better, don't you think? They created a Continental Congress, and even organized a Continental Army. American presidents before George Washington were Continental Presidents.

By the way, here is the list of presidents before George Washington:

Peyton Randolph
Henry Middleton
Henry Laurens
John Jay
Samuel Huntington
Thomas KcKean
John Hanson
Elias Boudinot
Thomas Mifflin
Richard Henry Lee
John Hancock
Nathaniel Gorham
Arthur St. Clair
Cyrus Griffin
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