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Articles of War (1912-1920)

On June 30, 1775, the Second Continental Congress established 69 Articles of War to govern the conduct of the Continental Army. On April 10, 1806, the first United States Congress enacted 101 Articles of War, which were not significantly revised until over a century later. The military justice system continued to operate under the Articles of War until May 31, 1951, when the Uniform Code of Military Justice went into effect. The documents below show a part of the legislative history of the 1912-1920 revisions to the Articles of War.

For more information on the UCMJ Legislative History project, of which these documents are only one part, and the project sponsor, the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center & School Library External Link, visit the main UCMJ page.

 

 

Articles of War (1912-1920)

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