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Congress Officially Created the U.S. Military


Washington at Valley Forge, between 1900 and 1920.

General Washington, shown here at the Battle of Princeton, knew the importance of having a military

CREDIT: Peale, Charles Willson, artist. "George Washington at the Battle of Princeton," full-length portrait painting, photograph published by Detroit Publishing Co., 1900-1920. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. Call Number LC-D415-50260.

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