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April 2, 2016 | Author: | Posted in african-american studies, history

Militia Act of 1792

While it would be utopian if the world would was free of strife and aggressive actions , the reality is that war has been a common occurrence in world history since (seemingly ) the beginning of time . Because of this , most nations have developed a strong military designed to protect their nations from foreign intrusion or incursion

Now , while most assume that threats to a nation exists only in the form of foreign invaders , civil problems within the domestic bs of a nation can be problematic as well . This is [banner_entry_middle]

why national guardsmen are used to restore in times of internal chaos

In 1792 , the Militia Act ‘ was signed into law by President Washington and it gave the President of the United States the right to call in military powers in the case the homeland is attacked by foreign invaders . Keep in mind , this does not mean that the military can defend the homeland by any means necessary . The act specifies exactly what the rules of engagement are and what is or is not acceptable conduct on the part of the military when restoring or protecting the homeland

Crispus Attucks

The Boston Massacre remains one of the ugliest incidents that occurred during the early days of the American colonies . What the Boston Massacre entailed was several British soldiers , responding to taunts by American citizens , opened fire on the unarmed crowd killing five people , one of whom was Crispus Attucks , a freed slave who had been eating dinner at an inn and , upon hearing the commotion , went outside to see what the problem was . This proved to be a fatal mistake , as attacks eventually walked into the the eye of the storm and was cut down when the British troops ultimately open fired

Attucks ‘ life story is relatively unknown as there is not much historical record existing chronicling his life . Honestly , Attucks was more famous in death than in life . His death , however , went on to develop great symbolism as Attucks is widely considered the first victim /hero of the revolutionary law as the first person to die for the cause

Chattel Slavery

Slavery is an ugly institution that has been in existence from earlier than 3 ,000 BC up until the modern day in countries such as Sudan , where slavery is still an accepted method of doing business

By definition , slavery is the elimination of a person ‘s rights and freedoms . They are then deemed the property of others and forced to work without pay . Slavery has proven popular ‘ throughout history because it allows a nation ‘s economy to grow exponentially , since labor costs are eliminated and replaced with forced labor instead

A subset of slavery is known as Chattel Slavery which refers to a legal definition in absolute terms . That is , in chattel slavery , the slave master is accorded significant property rights in terms of legal ownership of another human being . In a way , chattel slavery is a form of commerce regulation as it relates… [banner_entry_footer]


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