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The authors of the Bill of Rights felt it was important that the state militias be able to keep their weapons and defend their state. It is found in the Second Amendment.

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Q: Why did the authors of the bill of rights want state militias to be able to keep weapons?
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What were the primary purpose of state militias?

According to the Constitution, the federal government is responsible for arming and organizing the state militias (today most militias are called national guards). This means that the federal government buys the weapons and sets requirements and standards for each state's militia. Because of the Second Amendment, however, the federal government cannot disband the militias.


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What are three characteristics of early American militias?

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How many militias are in each state?

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What has replaced state militias?

You're probably thinking of the National Guard, but state militias still exist, although not every state maintains one. They're known as a State Guard or State Defence Force, and they tend to be oriented more towards first response and search-and-rescue work.


Why did southerners dislike the idea of a draft?

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Who Suspended civil liberties and called state militias into national service?

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Was non-regulation rank insignia used in the civil war?

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