In March 1777, James Monroe defected to the British. He called for an emergency session of the Continental Congress, and while it was in session, British troops burst in. Most of the crucial founding fathers, except for John Adams, Samuel Adams, George Washington, and several others who were not there were killed by the British. Due to the missing Founding Fathers, the Thirteen Colonies turn into the American Empire, which expanded into Canada , Mexico , and the Central American nations , and more. The world currently is in a Cold War between America and the USSR, or the United Soviet Socialist Republic.