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revolutionary begins

1775

Revolutionary War begins

declaration of independence written

1776

Declaration of Independence written and approved by the Continental Congress

Britain leaves america alone

1783

Britain recognizes the independence of the USA (Treaty of Paris)

the constitution is written

1787

US Constitution written at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, PA [May 25 - Sept. 17]

ratified by 9 states

1788

US Constitution ratified by 9 states [June 22] and becomes the supreme law of the USA

George Washington become president

1789

George Washington elected first President of the USA
March 4, The first Congress met (in New York, NY, then the nation's capital)

bill of rights

1791

The Bill of Rights (first 10 amendments) added to the Constitution