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Scenes at West Point and vicinity.
Academies such as West Point were created to train the U.S. military

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Congress Officially Created the U.S. Military
September 29, 1789

Three days later, on August 10, Washington again urged Congress to address the issue. Finally, on September 29, the House of Representatives and the Senate passed the bill that established the armed forces of the United States of America. This probably meant very little change to the men already serving, but it meant a lot to George Washington. Over time, the United States Navy, Marines, and Air Force would join the ground troops. What do you know about the development of the different military branches since then?
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