Presidents of the United States before George Washington. We all know that George Washington was the first president of the United States, and served from 1789 to 1797. But we also know that the United States declared independence from Britain in 1776. So who was in charge for those 13 years between 1776 and 1789?
Similarly, you may ask, how old is America now?
(Native Americans Indians) Based on that date, we are 525 Years Old. They say we became an independent nation in 1776. That is when the Declaration of Independence was signed. Based on this more likely scenario, we are now 241 years old.
What year did the US become a democracy?
This week, 215 years ago, the lofty ideals of the Constitution passed their first test. The dawn of American democracy didn't come in 1776, with the Declaration of Independence. It didn't come in 1788, when the Constitution was ratified by the states, or in 1789, when George Washington took office.
How United States was founded?
The United States of America was founded on July 4, 1776. The British colonies became independent states. July 4, 1776 is the date present on the handwritten copy of the Declaration of Independence signed by Congress.