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United States Marine Corps. A Brief History Compiled by Michael Pay. The Legacy Founded. The United States Marine Corps was founded in 1775 in Tun Tavern, Pennsylvania . Signed into life….

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united states marine corps

United States Marine Corps

A Brief History

Compiled by Michael Pay

the legacy founded
The Legacy Founded

The United States Marine Corps was founded in 1775 in Tun Tavern, Pennsylvania.

signed into life
Signed into life…

The Continental Congress approved and signed the resolution calling for two battalions of Marines to fight for United State’s independence.

samuel nicholas
Samuel Nicholas

Samuel Nicholas was then appointed the first Commandant of the Marine Corps.

the first mission
The First Mission

In 1776, the Marines conducted their first amphibious raid against Fort Nassau in the Bahamas. Successfully capturing large quantities of gunpowder the British were using for battle against the 13 Colonies.

the battles continue
The battles continue…

Since its founding, the Marines have taken part in numerous significant battles, ensuring independence for the United States.

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The battles continue…

To the Shores of Tripoli…

From the Halls of Montezuma…


Up until today!

The United States Marines has always been one of America’s most elite amphibious fighting force.


Remember the Marines!

So when you’re with your friends and families enjoying that luscious barbeque this 4th of July…