A Portuguese explorer called Christopher Columbus discovered America. Christopher Columbus crossed the Atlantic Ocean and reached the Americas in 1492.
There is an ongoing debate on when the United States was founded. Many historians opine the United States of America was founded when Thomas Jefferson drafted and proclaimed the “Declaration of Independence“. All the delegates who signed the draft of the declaration are known as the founding fathers of the United States.
While others believe, the United States was never founded but it was a country that was discovered by explorers and ruled by the foreign rulers including the French and the British.
On July 4, 1776, the thirteen colony states revolted against the British rule and declared independence. The American Revolutionary War was fought against the British under the able leadership of George Washington.
The United States of America was formed or founded on March 1, 1781 under The Articles of Confederation. John Hanson became the first President of the United States under the Articles of Confederation. However, George Washington became the first President of the United States under the Constitution of America in the year 1789.
In the 19th century, the US expanded its territory westwards by acquiring the land from the France, Spain, Russia, Mexico and the UK. At the time of annexation of the states to the Union, American Civil War broke out in 1860s between the southern agricultural states and the industrial states of the north. As a result of the war, Abraham Lincoln legally ended the slavery. Today, fifty US states, along with one federal district form the United States of America.
I believe this abstract has given you a brief insight into when the United States was founded.
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