By 900 A.D., the Mayan culture began to decline. It is not entirely clear as to why, however, many historians believe that war broke out between different members of royal families. This civil war made farming difficult, and as a result, many people died from hunger and disease. By the late 900s A.D., almost all signs of this once great civilization were gone.
If a man happens to find himself, he has a mansion which he can inhabit with dignity all the days of his life.
James A. Michener
There were 840 soldiers in the regular army when the U.S. War Department was established in 1789. Their job was to supervise public lands and guard the Indian frontier.