The Italian American contributions to the American Revolutionary War

Jul 15, 2013 897

by Maria Gloria

Dear readers,

On July 4th let me refresh your memory and mine on the Declaration of Independence, signed July 4, 1776 (in Philadelphia) and learn about Italian and Italian American contributions to the American Revolutionary War.

Although the colonists declared themselves independent of England and set up "The United States of America", a long war followed this "Declaration", and it was not until April 30, 1789 that George Washington- "first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen"- became the first President of the United States.

He took the first U.S. Presidential oath of office on the balcony of City Hall in New York- the new nation's temporary capital. From 1789 to 1790, the Presidential mansion was located at No. 1 Cherry Street, New York; John Adams of Massachusetts was Vice President.

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Fonte: L'italo-Americano

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