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Army History

Who was one of the most prolific writers of the early 19th century and would be the author of "the army regulations of 1821", the first written regulation by the army since the publication of Baron von Steubon's "Blue Book"? General Winfield Scott
Which war in the early 19th century was a result of British aggression on the seas and rapid expansion of the frontier? War of 1812
Who was the commander in chief of the continental army? George Washington
The army received its first real training from what former Prussian soldier at Valley Forge in the winter of 1778? Baron Fredreich von Steuben
What did Baron Fredreich von Steuben teach the Continental Army at Valley Forge? Simplified yet effective versions of drill formations and movements of European Armies, Proper care of equipment, the bayonet
What is the name of the document that originally governed the United States and was later replaced by the Constitution? Articles of Confederation
The bloodiest day of the Civil War occurred during what battle on 17 September 1862? Battle of Antietam
The Union route at the First Battle of Bull Run compelled Northern Leaders to which two things? Face up to the nature and scope of the struggle putting the Union on "full war footing", Heed the advice of professional soldiers directing military operations
Who is the only female recipient of the Medal of Honor? Dr. Mary Walker
In order to intervene in the Cuban War of Liberation, Congress declared war on what country in 1898? Spain
What event sparked the start of WWI? Serbian nationalist assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne
What International body, similar to the United Nations, did the US not join after WWI? League of Nations
National Defense Act of 4 June 1920 governed the organization and regulation of what until 1950? Army
President Truman authorized the use of atomic bombs against Japan on which two cities? Hiroshima, Nagasaki
The National Security Act of 1947 was a sweeping reorganization of the US military. What did it establish? National Security Council, loosely federated National Military Establishment, Air Force as a separate service equal to Army and Navy; with all three designated as executive departments
Who held the highest rank in US Army history after George Washington (General of the Armies)? John J. Pershing
Which Generals held the rank of Five-Star General (General of the Army)? George C. Marshall, Douglass MacArthur, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Henry Arnold (transferred to Air Force, so opened a spot for), Omar N. Bradley
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