United States: Polity Style: 1781-2016

2 Jul 1776 a resolution in favour of independence of the British colonies in North America is passed, session of the Continental Congress, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania [Journals of the Continental Congress, 5:507]
4 Jul 1776 Declaration of Independence is approved, session of the Continental Congress, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania [Journals of the Continental Congress, 5:510-515]
15 Nov 1777 "Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union" are passed by the Congress [Journals of the Continental Congress, 9:907-925]
1 Mar 1781 a confederacy is formed when the "Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union" enter into force upon the completion of ratification by the states [Journals of the Continental Congress, 19:213-223]
1 Mar 1781 - United States of America
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