The Constitution is the backbone of the United States of America. It was formed at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787 and was ratified shortly after its write up. The Constitution clearly divides powers between the nation as a whole and the individual states.
The Revolutionary War was the result of British over control on the American Colonies. It started in 1775 and ended in 1783. Because the British implemented silly taxes and started restricting the colonies, the colonies fought for their own self rule. The colonists did not think that the revolution would form their own nation, but it did. The President during the Revolutionary War was George Washington. George Washington was the first President of the United States and thus it would be obvious that at the start of the Revolution War he was in charge of forming the new nation. Washington served from 1789 to 1797 with John Adams as his vice president.
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