How do you find out when nations became nations?
Look up each individual nation. Try something like " When did the United States become a full nation?"
What key practices among the colonial governments became a part of your nations system of government?
Two states were independent nations before they became states: Texas and Hawaii. Texas declared its independence from Mexico on March 2, 1836 and was an independent nation for 9 years before it became part of the Union in 1845. Hawaii was annexed and became a territory in 1898. It became a state in 1959.