United States of America

  • S. H. Steinberg
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


The Declaration of Independence of the 13 states of which the American Union then consisted was adopted by Congress on 4 July 1776. On 30 Nov. 1782 Great Britain acknowledged the independence of the USA, and on 3 Sept. 1783 the treaty of peace was concluded.


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Books of Reference

A. Handbooks

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