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GED130Introduction to CivilizationUnit 2Question #: Discuss the early formation of the political system of the newly independentUnited States of America.In 1776, the Second Continental Congress penned the Declaration of Independence and declaredour independence from Great Britain. The linked the 13 colonies together to form the UnitedStates of America. This sparked the Revolutionary War, which lasted until the Britishsurrendered at Yorktown, Virginia, in 1781. The Treaty of Paris was signed in 1783 and the warformally ended. (Judge & Langdon, 2016, p. 525)This independence found the 13 colonies operating as independent states under the Articles ofConfederation. This lack of unity was a problem and made it difficult to get things done. At aconvention in Philadelphia, in 1787, the Constitution of the United States was drafted. ThisConstitution created a Federal Republic whereby states and a federal government shared power.

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