Origins of U.S Military Academy

West Point historian Major Andrew Forney talked about how, in the wake of the American Revolution, many founding fathers debated the… read more

West Point historian Major Andrew Forney talked about how, in the wake of the American Revolution, many founding fathers debated the concept of creating a military school in a republic. Major Forney discussed both sides of the issue and spoke about attitudes in the post-revolutionary years regarding the military. On March 16, 1802, Congress formally authorized the United States Military Academy at West Point on the Hudson River in New York. close

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New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Jan 25, 2014
Last Aired:
Jan 27, 2014

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  • Jan 25, 2014 | 1:26pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 26, 2014 | 6:20am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 27, 2014 | 2:20am EST | C-SPAN 3
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