United States of America

Red Ensign of Great Britain 1776–1789 Flag of the United States
Flag of the Thirteen States Great Seal of the United States
In God We Trust
Map of the Thirteen States
CapitalNew York
Government Republic
President of the United States in Congress Assembled
- 1788-1789Cyrus Griffin
Legislature Congress of the Confederation
July 4, 1776Declaration of Independence
November 15, 1777Articles of Confederation
September 3, 1783Recognized
September 17, 1787Constitution of the United States
March 4, 1789Federal Government under the Constitution
CurrencyUnited States dollar
Red Ensign of Great Britain British America United States Flag of the United States

The United States of America was declared as independent by representatives of Thirteen Colonies in British America assembled to the Second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776. Before adopting the current constitution on June 21, 1788 the country was governed under the Articles of Confederation which had been drafted in 1776. The head of state was the President of the Congress of the Confederation, also referred to as the United States in Congress Assembled.

President of the United States in Congress Assembled

  • Cyrus Griffin () (January 22, 1788 - March 4, 1789)


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