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U.S. Military Academy established
- The United States Military Academy had the first military school in the United States–is founded by Congress for the purpose of educating and training young men in the theory and practice of military science.
- It is Located at West Point, New York, the U.S. Military Academy is often simply known as West Point.
- The high west bank of New York’s Hudson River, The site of a Revolutionary-era fort built to protect the Hudson River Valley from British attack.
- The Patriot General Benedict Arnold In 1780, the commander of the fort, agreed to surrender West Point to the British in exchange for 6,000 pounds.
- The plot was uncovered before it fell into British hands, and Arnold fled to the British for protection.