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After the Revolutionary War it became apparent that the United States needed to protect its own mercantile fleet and commercial interests. Great Britain had the largest and most powerful navy and was prone to seizing American ships. In order to protect itelf the United States Congress enacted legislation for the construction of a navy to defend the United States from British and other interests. Henceforth the USS Constitution class battleship was the result.

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