The History and the Inception of the United States

The History and the Inception of the United States


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The history and the inception of the United States can be traced back to July 4th, 1776, soon after the Declaration of Independence, which saw the 13 British-affiliated colonies in the North reunite with the Southern States. According to the Lee Resolution, which was ratified on July 2nd, 1776, the colonies were terminally agreed to be free and independent states. The union was officially formalized in the Confederation articles, which came into the Act on March 1st, 1781, after being unanimously agreed on by the other thirteen states which had initially seceded. Their independence was legitimized by Great Britain in what came to popularly be referred to as the Treaty of Paris, ratified in 1783, which helped bring the American Civil War to an end. This consequently helped double the size of the colonies and extend to the west beyond the Proclamation Line to the Mississippi River. There are numerous ways in which the United States vastly grew from inception point, as expounded in this paper The History and the Inception of the United States.

First was the adoption of the US constitution that was ratified in September 1787 when the US government was crippling due to enormous divisions between the various streets, forcing prominence of armed protests in the streets and rival countries across the borders threatening to sabotage the new and young nation. The document was drafted in September 1787; it took until June 21st, 1788, for the constitution to be realized when New Hampshire enjoined in the list of the states that consented to the document (Leibiger, 2019). There was a constitutional convention that was formed by the congress to work on the flaws that were noted in the Articles of Confederation as a number of the provisions that were in the document could not meet some of the challenges that the young nation was coming across, such as the crushing war debts, piracy, rebellion among many others.

The other major step in the growth of America was the passage of the Compromise of 1850, which involved several bills enacted to address problematic issues regarding slavery. These law proposals for the slavery act to be fully decided by the popular sovereign states also barred slavery in the District of Columbia (Mason, 2019). This series was also monumental in settling the disputes that involved the Texas boundary wrangles and, in the same efforts, was vital in establishing more severe fugitive slave policies The History and the Inception of the United States.

The other most monumental way the United States grew was through the provisions of the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, which took place in January 1863. The Act declared that all the enslaved people in the southern states were freed. Abraham Lincoln did not entirely free the enslaved people but achieved this through the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation in the January of the subsequent year. The document was only applicable to the enslaved people in the Confederacy and not just to those who had remained genuinely loyal to the Northern Union. Whereas this document was principally presented as a military measure, the proclamation brought a new understanding of the acts of slavery. The emancipation was equally monumental in the redefinition of the civil war, converting it from struggle to be in a position to preserve the union to make it one centrally focused on bringing an end to slavery and set a precedent on the course that the nation would chart and in doing so bringing an end to the contentious issues that have resulted into historical conflicts in America (Rodrigue, 2017).

In conclusion, there were various ways in which the United States tremendously grew from its inception and, more importantly, by gaining independence in 1776, which was subsequently followed by a myriad of other activities such as the adoption of the new constitution in 1787, which helped solve problems that were not addressed by the Articles of the Confederation. The other humongous event was enacting the 1850 compromise, a series of proposed bills that helped curb slavery and settle the Texas dispute. Lastly was the preliminary emancipation declaration.


Mason, M. (2019). A Strife of Tongues: The Compromise of 1850 and the Ideological Foundations of the American Civil War.

Leibiger, S. (2019). The Constitutional Convention of 1787: A Reference Guide. ABC-CLIO.

Rodrigue, J. C. (2017). “Repudiating the Emancipation Proclamation, and Re-establishing Slavery” The Abolition of Slavery in the Lower Mississippi Valley and the United States. Louisiana History: The Journal of the Louisiana Historical Association, 58(4), 389-403 The History and the Inception of the United States.