As a close neighbor of the United States, The Bahamas has historically enjoyed good diplomatic relations with the United States. Since achieving full independence from the United Kingdom in 1973, The Bahamas has closely cooperated with the United States to reduce drug trafficking and illegal immigration issues. Modern Flag of The Bahamas
The United States formally recognized The Bahamas on July 10, 1973, when the American Embassy in Nassau was established.
Diplomatic relations and the American Embassy in Nassau were established July 10, 1973, with Moncrieff J. Spear as Chargé d'Affaires ad interim.