. This Day In History – March 16, 1802 – U.S. Military Academy Established « JO LEE MAGAZINE

History.com – The United States Military Academy—the first military school in the United States—is founded by Congress for the purpose of educating and training young men in the theory and practice of military science. Located at West Point, New York, the U.S. Military Academy is often simply known as West Point.

Located on the high west bank of New York’s Hudson River, West Point was the site of a Revolutionary-era…

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