The bullet that might have ended Joseph Warren's short life barely misses, shooting out a lock of his hair instead. Warren is not martyred for the revolutionary cause, and he goes on to lead the Continental Army. The War is won. And the colonies attain their independence. Joseph Warren closely leads the thirteen colonies in developing a new government. The constitution that is drawn up involves general elections, a Congress, and a President. But the presidential powers are much greater than that of either the Congress or the Judiciary.
Joseph Warren is elected America's first President. He serves for 24 years, dying on July 4, 1807. During his presidency he not only created a stable and lasting Union, but he also bought the Louisiana Territory and liberated Canada from the British. He is remembered for all time as America's first and greatest President.
President Warren's successor is the esteemed Alexander Hamilton, and Hamilton's successor is Henry Clay. Henry Clay is followed by Abraham Lincoln, who is followed by Teddy Roosevelt. These great Presidents are universally praised, and the expansion of America across the continent is met with wonder and awe in Europe. Slavery is a large issue for the Presidency of Abraham Lincoln (who manages to do away with the inhuman practice peacefully and legally). But slavery is also credited with what drove much of the southward expansion of America. With Canada siding with the North, the South balanced the equation by expanding into northern Mexico, Hawaii and Cuba.
But straightforward expansion was not the only strategy used by the American Presidents. When the United States of Central America was formed, Henry Clay gallantly supported it with money and soldiers, ensuring its survival as a U.S. client state. Secretary of State James Monroe issued a proclamation that the Americas were closed to further European colonization, to ensure that the European nations would not try to take over the new nation. By the time of Abraham Lincoln, the U.S.C.A. even sent a representative to Washington D.C. (the American capital, named in honor of that great American martyr). Later, in the time of Teddy Roosevelt, when revolution was brewing in Mexico, Roosevelt did almost the same thing as Henry Clay, even meeting with the same success. During Roosevelt's time the Bahama's, the Greater Antilles, and some of the Virgin Islands were joined into the Union. Alaska had already been bought during the presidency of Abraham Lincoln, amidst great popular support. Roosevelt also lead America in the First World War. America entered early and strong, and emerged from the conflict a world superpower.
After President Teddy Roosevelt died, Hoover took over, leading America into the Great Depression. He soon resigned, after which Governor of New York Thomas Dewey took the White House. President Dewey is notable for his bringing the U.S. out of the Depression, and his artful diplomacy with Adolf Hitler. Dewey even opened America's door to the millions of Jewish and other ethnic minorities being expelled from Germany. For this he later won the Nobel Peace Prize.
The last remnant of the foreign colonization of America was Greenland, which gained independence in the 1950 (under heavy American influence), which was also around the same time that the remaining Caribbean Islands joined together in an American like Union, with American support. Both the United States of Greenland and the United States of the West Indies became American client states, each even sending a representative to Washington. Dewey also fought a protracted war with Japan, which ended with the first atomic bomb being used on Tokyo. A few weeks before he died, Dewey secured an alliance with Chang Kai Shek of China.
Thomas Dewey was succeeded as the American president by John F.Kennedy, who became a very popular leader. Kennedy warned against the rising power of both Germany and the U.S.S.R. But these two nations balanced each other off enough not to be too big of a threat to the rest of the world. Later, and partly because of skilled American diplomacy and intervention, both empires collapsed under their own weight, shortly before Kennedy himself died in 1987.
Kennedy was succeeded by the old and ailing Ronald Reagan, who lead America through the nineties and the Digital revolution, but sadly had to resign in 1999 due to the obvious symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease. He died several years later. Reagan provided an economic boost for the nation, creating a strong and vibrant American economy. He was succeeded by George W Bush, who has brought America into the next millennium as the Sole Superpower, who signed the American Millennium act, which led to the US annexing all of its client states.
The great nation founded by Joseph Warren during the Revolutionary War had grown to encompass the entire North American continent. Peace pervaded the world. American hegemony was good. But there was a threat. In the Middle East, fires smoldered. Islamism and terrorism were rising. On the horizon was a third world war, and the test of American power and providence would soon make itself known.
On September 11, 2001, Islamist terrorists hijacked a plane bound for Florida. They deliberately crashed the plane into the White House, the presidential residence. Fortunately, Bush was not present-he was in fact, in a classroom in Florida reading a storybook to students. The American people were shaken, however, by what was clearly an attack on the American nation. The radical Islamist group al-Quaeda, led by Osama bin-Laden, openly claimed credit for the attack. Bush set down the gauntlet, saying that Islamist terrorism must be stopped and any nation that supported Islamism would be considered an enemy of the US. Afghanistan, whose radical "Taliban" government had supported al-Quaeda, was the first to fall. Within a month of the 9/11 attacks, America had toppled the Taliban and installed a democratic regime. But while the US celebrated this victory, the rest of the Islamic world was gearing up for a massive conflict.