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US Secret Service is created (1865)

July 5, 2021

US Secret Service is created

July 5, 1865

one of the oldest federal law enforcement agencies in the USA

end of the American Civil War, the Secret Service was originally founded to combat the then-widespread counterfeiting of U.S. currency

1901, the agency was asked to begin its protective mission after the assassination of President William McKinley

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