This may seem a little crude and inchoate as far as historical models go, but it's as close as science can come to actually understanding what happened at the beginning of our country. We know that quarks and gluons forged a relationship to create protons and neutrons at about 10−6 seconds and after that the country started expanded exponentially*, but before that point, things are a little hazy.
* I often confuse American history and Big Bang cosmology. Sorry.
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