By Alison Lanier
© 2009 Alison Lanier
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A Brief History
The United States of America was established in 1776, the dawn of the Revolutionary War. The newfound country had placed their trust in General George Washington, but in the wake of his death in pitched battle shortly before the army’s retreat to Valley Forge, the post of leadership fell naturally to the Marquis de Lafayette. After the triumph of the new nation at the British surrender in New York Harbor, the Marquis assumed the role of the nation’s first president.
Lafayette found himself under enormous pressure from the doomed Louis the Sixteenth, who had fallen fatally low in the public view, to convert the young country into a French colony, but to the disastrous disappointment of the king, the President maintained America’s independent status, though the culture of the thirteen colonies became predominately French. In the capital, La Ville de Lafayette, French was the dominate language. The President-Marquis enjoyed a luxurious existence, gratefully separated from his homeland’s revolution by the Atlantic.