The United States House of Representatives (HR) and Senate in Congress Assembled were formed by 11 states with the United States Constitution of 1787’s enactment on March 4th, 1789. The republic is currently governed under this United States Constitution and its 27 Amendments. Frederick Muhlenberg served as the first Speaker of the House, Vice President John Adams served as the first President of the Senate, John Jay served as the first Chief Justice, and George Washington served as the first U.S. President and Commander-in-Chief of the United States of America (POTUS).
The First United American Republic was the United Colonies of North America: 13 British Colonies United in Congress, and was founded by 12 colonies on September 5th, 1774 (Georgia joined in 1775). It was governed through a British Colonial Continental Congress. Peyton Randolph and George Washington served, respectively, as the Republic’s first President and Commander-in-Chief.
The second, The United States of America: 13 Independent States United in Congress was founded by 12 states on July 2nd, 1776 (New York abstained until July 8th), and governed through the United States Continental Congress. John Hancock and George Washington served, respectively, as the Republic’s first President and Commander-in-Chief.
The third United American republic was The United States of America: A Perpetual Union and was founded by 13 States on March 1st, 1781, with the enactment of the first U.S. Constitution, the Articles of Confederation. It was governed through the United States in Congress Assembled. Samuel Huntington and George Washington served, respectively, as the Republic’s first President and Commander-in-Chief.