USS Constitution – The First U.S. Naval Victory

During those formative decades of U.S. history, each time the infant nation was able to show itself capable, that only continued to reinforce that we had not only declared ourselves an independent nation, we were prepared to act like one.  Part of acting like a nation meant building and deploying an army and navy to secure the nation against attack.  And in those days when attack was a very real possibility from the British navy, the importance of a strong navy was significant.

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