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September 29, 1789, the last day of its first session,

the U.S. Congress passed an act to establish the United States military. However, this happened only after

President Washington reminded them, twice!

From its formation, From Its Formation,

The United States Army Has Been The

Primary Land-Based Part Of The
The United States Armed Forces. ... When The American Revolutionary War Began In April 1775, The Colonial Revolutionaries Did Not Have An Army. Previously, Each Colony Had Relied Upon The Militia, Made Up Of

Part-Time Civilian-Soldiers.