Timing of the Declaration of Independence was, er, self-evident. The Constitution, hardly.
With the earmarks of a grand, iconic prank, the tea in Boston Harbor made a huge splash.
Call ‘em what you will: Leathernecks, Jarheads or Devil Dogs, they were at the beginning.
Technically speaking, the United States had an Army before it was a nation.
The ragtag Continental Navy faced Britain’s unrivaled might on the high seas.