Origins[ edit ] Continental Marines land at New Providence during the Battle of Nassau , the first amphibious landing of the Marine Corps, during the revolution. That date is regarded and celebrated as the date of the Marine Corps' birthday. The institution itself would not be resurrected until 11 July British and American troops garrisoned aboard Hornet and Penguin exchanging small arms musket fire with Tristan da Cuna in the background during the final engagement between British and American forces of the war.
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Military history of the United States The history of the U. Armed Forces dates to 14 June , with the creation of the Continental Army , even before the Declaration of Independence marked the establishment of the United States. The Continental Navy , established on 13 October , and Continental Marines , established on 10 November , were created in close succession by the Second Continental Congress in order to defend the new nation against the British Empire in the American Revolutionary War. These forces demobilized in after the Treaty of Paris ended the War for Independence. All three services trace their origins to their respective Continental predecessors. The adoption of the Constitution gave the Congress the power to "raise and support armies", to "provide and maintain a navy" and to "make rules for the government and regulation of the land and naval forces", as well as the power to declare war.
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