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The Coast Guard is America's maritime first responder. The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is the coastal defense, search and rescue, and maritime law enforcementbranch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the country's seven uniformed services.
Created by the U.S. Congress on 4 August 1790 at the request of Alexander Hamilton as the Revenue-Marine, it is the oldest continuous seagoing service of the United States. As Secretary of the Treasury, Hamilton headed the Revenue-Marine, whose original purpose was collecting customs duties at U.S. seaports. By the 1860s, the service was known as the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service and the term Revenue-Marine gradually fell into disuse.