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the militia

- Officially, a militia is part of the organized armed forces of a country that is called upon only in an emergency. There have been paramilitary groups with revolutionary ideas throughout America’s history, but today’s militia movement is a new more organized and violent presence (Meyers). Today the militia are unofficial citizens’ armies organized by private individuals, usually with antigovernment, far right agendas. They rationalize that the American people need armed force to help defend themselves against an increasingly oppressive government that is becoming part of a global conspiracy called the “New World Order” (Sonder, 2000)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Hutu Militia and The Disaster of Rwanda

- It was early in April when the disaster of Rwanda happened. When the president of Rwanda , Juvènal Habyarimana, was assassinated. After the president was assassinated thats when the fighting and killings started. A guy who has won the Pulitzer Prize twice said the most vivid thing from his assignment was hearing all the scream. The Hutu militia was killing everyone and everything that had crossed their path. The stench of dead bodies was everoywhere and filled the air everywhere you went and because of the smell everyone would get sick and vomit everywhere....   [tags: Tutsi minority, civil war, killings]

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Hezbollah: Lebanese Shiite Militia

- To most of the world, Hezbollah is known as a Lebanese Shiite militia that takes an anti-western stance, and despises Israel and the United States. To the Arabs, Hezbollah is known as a resistance group that provides socioeconomic and social services to Shiite communities is southern Lebanon.# The group as been held accountable for several attacks against Israel and Western targets, but yet provides social services in Lebanon by running hospitals, schools, orphanages, and media outlets. It has adopted the strategy of constantly altering public opinion by using a mixture of political and ideological agendas.# The group has adopted the strategy it has in order to continue growing and to remain...   [tags: Political Behavior, Ideological Changes]

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Black Militia’s Formation

- In such a controversial period regarding the spread of slavery and state’s rights, the Louisiana black militia’s formation and involvement during the Civil War was not one without strife. The Union and Confederacy were both divergent in issues regarding the black population. It was only innate the black population would assist in the struggle which would determine their future to be free from subrogation. In order to review the history of the Civil War, it is only practical to view the involvement of black men during this struggle....   [tags: American History, The Civil War]

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A Well Regulated Militia by Saul Cornell

- United States is a country that has problems with gun control, and this issue has many debates between whether or not people should be allowed to carry a gun on them. This free county not only for speech and religion, but also allows people to have the right to bear arms. The Second Amendment of the United States was written by our Founding Fathers,“A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed” (Government)....   [tags: massive shootings, gun ownership, gun control]

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Gun Control: A Well Regulated Militia

- Imagine a government that doesn’t allow you to buy weapons even if you are an outstanding citizen. That’s the way a lot of Chicago land citizens may feel sometimes, due to the Chicago laws that prohibit citizens from owning handguns within the city limits. Even though the founding fathers gave us the certain unalienable rights to do so, the states and the national government finds loop holes what they have created so they can go around the bill of rights. We will be going over the amendments that I believe are the most important within the bill of rights....   [tags: freedom, religion, speech, bear arms]

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The Militia Group

- The Militia Group In the year 2001 a band named Rufio, released their full length album on an unrecognizable record label. Since then The Militia Group has grown to become a popular label in the Southern California area and is starting to gain fame with the rest indie rockers of the United States. The Militia Group decided to create a web site to share the label with the world and hope to let others experience the joy the bands bring. They asked a company to create a website that is accessible to all so their record label could grow....   [tags: Websites Internet Music Essays]

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Franklin’s Militia

- Benjamin Franklin and the Quakers had a very different ideological stance on the formation of a militia. This difference in opinion shows us the clash of their “mental worlds”. Ben Franklin’s push to raise a militia subverted the Quakers’ moral authority, thus leading to their withdrawal from the public arena. The Quaker’s inability to separate their religious dogma from secular necessities, along with some of their contradictions of principle forced them to leave public office over time. Also the Quakers could not keep consistency within their own community, some of them believing in defensive war, while others not....   [tags: U.S. History ]

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Militia Groups Band Together

- Militia Groups Band Together The FBI has evidence that communication between Militia Groups has steadily increased and is currently at a record high. An inside resource reported that the Groups are forming a coalition to take over the United States. They plan to seize all communication networks so they can control any information given to the general public. They will take control over food distribution, power supply, and water supply. Everything will be rationed according to the Militias' predetermined specifications....   [tags: Papers]

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A Well Regulated Militia

- A Well Regulated Militia A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the RIGHT of the people to keep and bear arms, SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED. I believe that we should keep the second amendment, but I believe that we should only permit certain guns to be made. Rifles, shotguns, and some pistols are practical, but other guns that are made available to civilians are just asking to be used to kill someone. They can’t be used to kill animals because it would ruin all the meat....   [tags: Papers]

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A Well Regulated Militia: The Founding Fathers and the Origins of Gun Control in America

- The second issue in this paper is about rebellions throughout American history. There were several rebellions, but Shays’ Rebellion, the Whiskey Rebellion, and Fries’s Rebellion were an important part of the militia debate. “Shays’s Rebellion was the largest violent uprising in the new nation’s history, would become the first test of the radical potential of the militia and the right to bear arms in post-Revolutionary America”(Cornell, 31). Shays’s Rebellion revealed a tension in American constitutional theory if the militia was an agent of government authority or a popular system serving as a check on government....   [tags: rebellions throughout American history]

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Somalia's History of Hunger, Violence and Distress

- ... In response to the UN’s plea, President George H.W. Bush ordered twenty five thousand troops to deploy to Somalia as his final act before ending his term of Presidency. This mission was called Operation Restore Hope in which here, the Battle of Mogadishu gradually developed to a fully engaged firefight between American Special Forces and General Aidid followers. This was intended to be a quick deployment for our United States (U.S.) troops to secure the trade routes in order for Somali civilians to receive food and supplies....   [tags: civil war, starvation, militia]

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Andrew Jackson: The Common Person Persident

- ... Also, his devotion for fighting for what he believed in, shows his selflessness because of the fact that no matter what, he was going to keep fighting. Since Jackson devoted most of his childhood to fighting for what he believed, his nationalism really shined through in his eight years as president. Jackson’s political life did not begin only when he became president, but long before he had reached that point. Jackson always had an interest in politics and his first political job, was when he was elected to the senate....   [tags: militia, politicial, election, saint]

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Totaltitarian Germany and The Trial by Franz Kafka

- ... He used terror to gain power while maintaining an air of legality throughout.” He abolished freedom of speech and freedom of assembly in Germany so he could control every facet of the individual Germans lives. The totalitarian government structure spread throughout most of Central and Eastern Europe, leaving Czechoslovakia the only liberal country by 1938. Joseph Stalin was also a prominent autocratic leader at the time. “Stalin's aim was to create a new kind of society and a new human personality to inhabit that society: socialist man and socialist woman.” Strong political forces were established in both regimes to enforce the beliefs of the ruler....   [tags: industralization, militia, power]

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The Influence of Salah Al-Din Yusuf

- ... The difference in this expedition is that he was second-commander-in –chief of the Syrian Army. When Shirkuh died in the same year Saladin took his uncle’s position. Later on he ruled Cairo and defeated the Fatimid who ruled Egypt. Egypt was transformed into an Ayyubid Dynasty. Saladin is known for boosting the economy and education; he even gave teachers good salaries. At the age of 45 Saladin was the most influential person in the Muslim world. When Nur ed-Din, the current emir, died in 1174; the Syrian princes gave their allegiance over to Saladin making him the first Sultan of Egypt and Syria....   [tags: militia, government, military, crusade]

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The Hamidiye Light Cavalry Regiments

- Introduction: In the spring of 1891 dressed in their special attire, the Kurdish chiefs proclaimed their loyalty to the Sultan Abdülhamid II. Named after the sultan, the indoctrination of the Kurdish tribal cavalry unit (Hamidiye) into the Ottoman fold was met with protests from both foreign and domestic observers over the nature of the unit. Early critics of the Hamidiye questioned the discipline and sincerity of the militia. The Hamidiye Light Cavalry Regiments were an irregular militia composed of select Kurdish tribes under the command of the sultan’s trusted brethren, Sakir Pasha and Zeki Pasha....   [tags: kurds, irregular militia, ottomans]

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An Individual's Right to Live

- For contemporary political figures such as Idaho’s Rex Rammell, they have come to believe that the Federal administration has overstepped its boundaries in the Affordable Healthcare Act, an act branded to many as Obamacare, in relation to an individual’s right to choose health care. Rammell has stated, “The Federal government should do only those things which the states cannot do themselves.” The struggle that Rammell discusses, between local and the Federal authorities concerning civil liberties, is not unique, and its origin in American history can be found in the Whiskey Rebellion....   [tags: Civil Liberties, State Militia]

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Roles of Colonial Militia and Continental Army in Winning the Revolutionary War

- Roles of Colonial Militia and Continental Army in Winning the Revolutionary War When the fighting at Lexington and Concord broke out in 1775, the conflict unleashed a flood of resentment that had been building over the right of the colonies to govern themselves. This conflict became a symbol of the American fight for "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." As James Kirby Martin and Mark Edward Lender argue in A Respectable Army: The Military Origins of the Republic, 1763-1789, the patriotic mythology of a united people fighting the tyrannical British oppressors for basic human rights permeated historical thought about the American Revolution until recently and obscured the inner c...   [tags: American America History]

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The Right to Bear Arms a Constitutional Conflict

- The act of bearing a firearm was initially represented as a duty in England, up until King Alfred converted this duty into a right. By doing so, individuals were allowed to use firearms for two purposes: self-defense and hunting. In time, “kings chose to trust their subjects with arms and to modify and supplement the militia if need be” (Malcom 3). Individuals were given the right to bear arms in exchange for their participation in England’s militia, which consists of “able-bodied male citizens declared by law as being subject to call to military service” (“Militia”)....   [tags: militia, james madison, second amendment]

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The Political Career of James Madison

- James Madison was a very important and famous political leader in the early 1800’s. Although, he may not be as well known as George Washington or Benjamin Franklin, his impact on shaping the U.S. was very significant. Throughout his life, James Madison was always involved in politics within the U.S. After leaving his position as a colonel for the Virginia militia, he was recognized for his writing ability, which became the foundation for shaping his political career (Fritz 21). James Madison was a founding father of the U.S., a father of the Constitution and the fourth President to take office....   [tags: treaty of ghent, constitution, virginia militia]

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Brief History of the National Rifle Association

- Brief History of the National Rifle Association      The National Rifle Association in its simplest form is the largest gun club in the world. The organization was founded in 1871 by former Union Army officers to encourage sport shooting in order to have a fine tuned militia in case of emergency. The Union officers believed that a well regulated militia was integral for the security of a free state. It is an organization that opposes gun control, it believes in the individual defense of the uses of firearms, and it is interested in all aspects of shooting sports.1      Today, the organization stands with approximately 3.4 million members....   [tags: NRA Guns Historical Militia Essays]

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Why I Want to Join the Marine Corps

- ... I want to make a difference, an impact in the world. By being a marine, I believe I can do that. The type of job that I’d be doing would be infantry, which is I’d be an assault asset with a rifle and side arm breaching buildings and completing high importance ops. There is more than just a few jobs, in the different branches of military; there are over a hundred and fifty different jobs per military group. There is medical fields, cooking, mechanics, computer technicians, drone operators, pilots, drivers, etc....   [tags: career choices, joining the Militia]

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The Impact of World War ll on America

- World War ll was an infamous event in history that will be remembered by many generations to come. The beginning of this tragic war all began here, in America, when we were finally pushed into action by the Japanese. In this essay we will take a closer look at the events and views of the people of both the America and Japan the, reactions, and actions taken due to the devastating attack that started it all. On December 7th, 1941 Pearl Harbor was attacked. The heart stopping attack devastated thousands and brought the United States to a screeching halt....   [tags: Pearl Harbor, women in the workforce & militia]

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A Well Regulated Millitia: Is the Freedom to Bear Arms Constitutional?

- Americans carry a heavy debate about whether or not the freedom to bear arms is constitutional. On December 14, 2012, a massive shooting occurred in Sandy Hook Elementary, involving a twenty-year-old man as the perpetrator, and twenty victims were shot. The outbreak of this crisis brought a national awareness about gun rights, and if carrying guns can also be used in defense. Due to this awareness, Americans are unsure whether or not guns can be handled within the states. The Second Amendment of the United States was written by our founding Fathers stating that it was necessary to have the security of a free state, the right of the people and bear arms, and these rights should not be impose....   [tags: Second Amendment, defend america]

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American Military History

- The evolution of the United States military and the notion of warfare can be traced to its roots in Colonial America during the early 1600s. Over the next several hundred years, the military as we know it, developed from a small militia to what is now considered the world’s greatest. Similar to the fruition of American history, warfare had the opportunity to encounter numerous noteworthy advances and life-changing adaptations. These shifts and modifications resulted in the American way of war seen in recent history; one which has transformed from an alternative to diplomacy to a systematic and professionalized method for declaring victory over an adversary-no matter the nature or cause....   [tags: US military, colonial period, organized milicia]

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The Battle of Mogadishu

- ... Five hundred and fifty Pakistani troops were the first force to enter Somalia. The Pakistani troops assisted in the distribution and security of twenty million dollars in UN aid. Due to raids on supply posts, the Pakistani forces increased to 3500 troops. Intelligence suggested that supplies stolen from the posts were used to purchase weapons to strengthen individual clans.8 It was at this time that the United States decided to intervene in the relief efforts to feed an oppressed and famished people....   [tags: somalian militias, delta force commandos]

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Districs of Columbia vs Heller

- District of Columbia Vs. Heller In 1976, the District of Columbia City Council enacted three of the strictest gun control ordinances in the United States. The ordinances entirely ban the possession of handguns within the District and, while allowing residents to keep rifles and shotguns in their homes, require those guns be kept disassembled or bound by a trigger lock. Then in 2003, Dick Heller and five other plaintiffs were recruited by lawyer, Robert Levy, and used to file suit against D.C. in the U.S....   [tags: city council, strict, gun control]

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The Shot Heard 'Round the World

- Regarded as a truly important event in history, the Shot Heard 'Round the World made headlines. It was the start of the Battle of Lexington and Concord, the first official battle of the Revolutionary War. On April 19th, 1775 British troops marched to Lexington and Concord, where many militia men already awaited their arrival. The British were after the ammunition of the militia. Paul Revere previously warned the militia so that they could be prepared. Many people are unaware of the fact that Paul Revere was accompanied by William Dawes on his midnight ride....   [tags: The Battle of Lexinton and Concord]

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The Battle Between Gun Control and Gun Rights

- The debate over the right to bear arms according to the Second Amendment has been a hotly contested issue for many years in American history. The matter has been one of the most controversial issues in the second half of the twentieth century and into the twenty-first; disputed between politicians on the liberal and conservative side along with issues such as abortion, capital punishment, and gay marriage. The Supreme Court has officially defined the controversial Second Amendment by stating that states have the right to maintain a militia separate from a federally controlled army (Gale Encyclopedia, pg....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]

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The Endless Gun Control Debate

- The Constitution of the United States of America went into effect on March 4, 1789. It has been amended twenty-seven times. The first ten amendments are known as the Bill of Rights. It contains valuable freedoms which the founders thought necessary and were left out of the constitution. The Bill of Rights was ratified on December 15, 1791. (United States Constitution) The Second Amendment to the Constitution has drawn a great deal of criticism especially in recent years. The topic of gun control is controversial, and issues involving it have gone to the Supreme Court....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]

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Against Gun control

- Guns do not kill people, people kill people. What happens if a father was laying in bed with his wife while his children are sleeping down the hall then all of a sudden he hears a crash of a window or door braking down in his home. Does he call 911 and wait 20 minutes for the police to arrive. No, he gets his gun as soon as possible and goes to find the burglar who intruded into his house, to take care of the intruder himself. Guns are meant protect people from criminals so families can feel safe in their own home....   [tags: personal defense and safety]

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The War of Black Hawk

- ... There was then the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. In this battle, sixty Sauk warriors held off the militia while the Indian non-combatants escaped to safety across the river. An old Indian chieftain hid in a tree after the battle and attempted to negotiate surrender, but the militia could not understand what he was trying to say, ignored him, and continued to pursue the fleeing Indians. Many events like this happened, where the Sauk attempted to surrender, whether by a white flag or verbally, but the US troops and militiamen misinterpreted them or did not care and continued to battle and pursue the Indians (Wyman and Hagan)....   [tags: United States and Native Americans conflict]

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The American Revolutionary War

- On the cold winter night of December 16th 1773, the Sons of Liberty, disguised as Indians, silently crept onto British ships docked in Boston Harbor. Three ships were boarded: the Dartmouth, Eleanor, and Beaver. It is there that these men began throwing crates upon crates of tea (an estimated 342 crates) into the harbor. This action, more commonly known as the Boston Tea Party was the first such violent act by colonials and this enraged the British. The British passed harsher laws, banned town meetings, took away the power of local officials, and finally closed Boston Harbor, which prevented goods from going in and out of the city.1 This single act of colonial resentment towards royal autho...   [tags: tea party, british, treaty of paris]

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The Patriot, directed by Roland Emmerich

- The Patriot is a movie based on the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783), the war fought between Great Britain and the thirteen colonies of the North American continent. In this war on American soil the colonists fought for independence from Europe and King George III’s criticized rule. The Patriot takes on this topic through the character Benjamin Martin, played by actor Mel Gibson, who is based on the Revolutionary War militia leader Francis “The Swamp Fox” Marion. The movie also features a few battles actually fought in the war and weapons used in the war....   [tags: Innacuracies, Revolutionary War]

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Gun Control - We All Have a Right to Bear Arms

- We All Have a Right to Bear Arms    The preamble of the United States Constitution clearly states its objective: to establish justice, insure domestic tranquillity, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity   The bill of rights is the set of amendments to the constitution intended to secure these objectives for the individual citizens of the United States. The second amendment states:   A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed....   [tags: Constituton Bill Rights Right To Bear Arms]

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Ammunition over Guns

- The Bill of Rights has stood for centuries as the ultimate embodiment of the rights of citizens in America, and the right to keep and bear arms is a vital part of the individual rights guaranteed by the Constitution. Gun control, or even a ban, infringes upon this fundamental freedom of America’s constitutional law. Furthermore, the problems being targeted are not problems, and the technology being discredited, ludicrous. Finally, gun control proponents base their arguments on fearful statistics, whereas statistics, in reality, favor less restrictive arms bans....   [tags: Gun Control]

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The American Army in the Mexican War

- During the 19th century, the United States had two armies. Authorized by congress in 1789, the first was the standing army called as U.S. army. This force consisted of officers commissioned by Congress and men who joined for a five year period. In 1792. Congress created an auxiliary army called as militia. The U.S. army was a national force while the militia was the armies of various states. The militia could be called for federal service: to execute the laws, to suppress insurrections, and to repel invasions....   [tags: Mexican American War, American History]

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The Context Of The Second Amendment

- The Context of The Second Amendment      The interpretation of the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America has been a topic of controversy since its acceptance over two-hundred years ago. This controversy stems from the fact that the amendment was written for reasons for the most part that do not have any relevance today. One side argues the amendment void, and the other takes it out of historical context so it portrays the meaning they want. To understand what the second Amendment means, one must interpret the actual text, the historical background for its adoption, and what it means today....   [tags: Constituton Bill Rights Right To Bear Arms]

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Gun Ownership and the Second Amendment of the Constitution

- Gun Ownership and the Second Amendment Over the centuries, the Supreme Court has always ruled that the 2nd Amendment protects the states' militia's rights to bear arms, and that this protection does not extend to individuals. In fact, legal scholars consider the issue "settled law." For this reason, the gun lobby does not fight for its perceived constitutional right to keep and bear arms before the Supreme Court, but in Congress. Interestingly, even interpreting an individual right in the 2nd Amendment presents the gun lobby with some thorny problems, like the right to keep and bear nuclear weapons....   [tags: Constituton Bill Rights Right To Bear Arms]

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In Favor of Gun Ownership in the US

- The ownership of a firearm should not be illegal when most gun owners are law-abiding citizens who use guns in a responsible manner. Our country’s founding fathers ratified the second amendment as a part of our Constitution in order to protect citizen’s right to bear arms and to be prepared for foreign invasion. However, currently the views on gun ownership are beginning to differ even more in urban and rural communities across America because of how each society is individually affected by the use of firearms....   [tags: Gun Control, Second Amendment, School Shootings]

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The Bill of Rights and the Right to Bear Arms

- The United States Constitution is the most important document in history and to our nation. It was signed on the seventeenth day of September in the year of seventeen eighty-seven. It is a governing principle our nation, the foundation of the United States, and it provides structure for the nation and sets limitations on the ruling government as far as the dos’ and donts of their powers. In addition to these many functions, it also informs citizens of their rights. When this document was proposed and later ratified in 1791, the writers of this document named the first ten amendments the “Bill of Rights”....   [tags: Guns, Shooting]

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Largest Loss of Life in Afganistan Campaign

- Until the shoot down of Extortion 17 in 2011 - an ambushed CH-47 Chinook carrying 38 people which included 25 U.S. special operations soldiers and a military working dog that resulted in the death of all on board - the failures of the 2005 combined/joint operation known as Red Wings resulted in the largest loss of life to Special Operation Forces (SOF) during the Afghanistan Campaign. A plan originally devised by 3rd Marine Regiment, the initial purpose of the operation was to seek out and eliminate militia in the Kunar Province of Afghanistan, namely Ahmad Shah who was considered to be an Islamic fundamentalist and leader of a local militia in the region....   [tags: marine, militants, rescue]

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The Evolution of the Word Freedom

- ... Once in America they were able to freely practice their own religious beliefs, and create a fresh life for themselves, their families, and their ideals. The Pilgrims were motivated by religious freedom and this was just a small story of the change of definition of freedom. If we fast forward to the American colonist fight for independence in 1775 we get to see a different fight for freedom. Where as the Pilgrims originally fought for freedom of religion from England, the American colonists fought for freedom of independence from England....   [tags: hsitory, english, south, humanity, society]

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The Legacy of George Rogers Clark

- George Roger Clark was known as the "Conqueror of the Old Northwest" during the American Revolutionary War. George Clark had became a huge help to capturing British and Indian territory, Northwest of the Thirteen Colonies. Clark was a military leader for the American colonists in the American Revolutionary War, helping the Americans be successful in the Northwest, and was known for conquering most of the Northwest Territory for the thirteen colonies. (“George Rogers Clark” 1) Clark, during the 1770’s, was helping Kentucky defend itself from Native Americans....   [tags: american history, american revolution]

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Is it Constitutional to Bare Arms?

- Is it Constitutional to Bare Arms. “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” These are the words of the second amendment as written by our forefathers. The question weather it is constitutionally legal or not has been debated for many years. In order to understand the true meaning of the above statement one must look back at the history surrounding it. The Bill of Rights was written over two hundred years ago, and much has changed over that period of time....   [tags: History]

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The Meaning of the Second Amendment - The Right To Bear Arms

- “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed”(understand) comes from the United States constitution. It has for the last decade or so been a topic of an ongoing debate between the people of this nation. It all depends on how you interpret the 27 words. Most people believe that it gives United States citizens the right to bear arms. The constitution is the supreme law of our land. It was made to be are foundation and source of legal authority....   [tags: Constituton Bill Rights Right To Bear Arms]

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Battle of Lexington And Concord by Lucia Raatma

- Lucia Raatma’s “The Battles of Lexington and Concord” is important because it describes why the battles were fought and their effects. The American Revolution as a whole was fought to “give colonies freedom from British rule” (Raatma 4) due to unfair taxation from King III of England (Raatma 8). This shows that the driving force of the revolution was the dissatisfaction of the colonists concerning the treatment they received from the king. As a result, the colonists had had enough of the unfairness and tyranny and decided to take matters into their own hands....   [tags: american revolution, colonial times, british]

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Gun Regulations: Gun Laws Have Changed Dramatically

- From the dawn of the United States the government has created laws regulating firearm ownership. These regulations address everyone from gun sellers to owners and are constantly changing. In 1791, The Bill of Rights of the Constitution was ratified to ensure the protection of the American people’s rights. The Second Amendment addressed the right to bare arms. “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed” (1)....   [tags: firearm ownership, owner, congress]

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American Revolution: The Siege of Charleston

- The American Revolution: the war for our independence. This revolution opened the door to our liberty, freedom, and basically what America is now. Most Americans have heard the stories of famous battles, important people (George Washington for instance), and everything in between. However, this was only for our side of the American Revolution and a small fraction of people have been told of Britain’s campaign of the revolution. The only thing people have been told was the Britain lost the war. What of Britain’s triumphs, strategies, and everything that happened in the span of a few years....   [tags: Independence, American History, Liberty]

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Influence of Indian Warfare on the Development of the United States Army

- Influence of Indian Warfare on the Development of the United States Army Throughout history, when two or more armed groups oppose one another in battle, certain tactics are transferred from one to the other. These tactics are usually perceived by either group as superior to their own. This process of transferring tactics often occurs over a length of time, and usually encompass a number of conflicts between the groups. This is a natural phenomenon for armed forces that mimics the Darwinian Theory of Evolution; the strongest survive, the weak die....   [tags: American America History]

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Argumentative Essay: Gun Control Will NOT Reduce Crime

- The right to bear arms is guaranteed in the constitution by the Second Amendment. Liberals are looking to amend the constitution any way they can. They want to ban handguns or at least restrict sales. Studies have shown that gun control cannot stop people from committing the crime. While the Founding Fathers of this country were developing the system of government, as set forth in the Constitution, many feared that a standing army controlled by a strong central government would leave them helpless....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms]

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The Debate Over Gun Control

- In the United States of America, we as people have certain guaranteed rights, and one of those is the Second Amendment. The Second Amendment states, “A well-regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed.” This amendment has been a crucial issue throughout the history of this country and still continues to be of vital importance today. Today there are several conflicts with this amendment the 1st being a law-abiding citizens right to own a weapon, Second the crime rates because of these weapons and 3rd being the distribution of weapons....   [tags: Informative Essay, Political Science]

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The Battle of Bunker Hill

- The Battle of Bunker Hill traces back to December 1773, when a group of Colonists dressed as Mohawk Indians boarded three ships from the East India Company. These rebels led by Sam Adams proceeded to dump chests filled with tea into the Boston Harbor. This act, known as the Boston Tea Party, was the result of years of exploitation and mistreatment from the British; it was the breaking point for the Colonists and symbolized a shift in their loyalty. As punishment the British imposed the Intolerable Acts, which set the stage for the Boston Massacre, and the Battle of Lexington and Concord....   [tags: american history, war, sam adams]

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Federalists in the 19th Century

- The formation of the United States Constitution in 1787 led the people of the United States to divide into two groups: the Federalists and the Anti Federalists. They both agreed in the some political thoughts as well as disagreed. Most distinguishable, the Federalists favored the central government, whereas the Antifederalists opposed it. In order to settle the new country after the Revolutionary War, the Hamilton Federalists best represent the ideals of America during the 19th century because it centralized politic, and individuals’ rights, and economic....   [tags: United States history]

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The Second Amendment of the Constitution

- The Second Amendment “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” This timeless phrase, the Second Amendment of the United States’ Constitution, is an enduring example of the principles and ideals that our country was founded on. With this statement, the founders of this country explicitly and perpetually guaranteed the American individual the right to keep and bear arms. An incomparably crucial element of this country‘s origins, the Second Amendment and the rights it guarantees have proved vital to the growth and success of our nation....   [tags: 2nd Amendment Constitution The Right To Bear Arms]

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The Battle of Wabash

- On the morning of November 4, 1791, Major General Arthur St. Clair, along with an estimated 1400 soldiers, came under a coordinated attack by Chief Little Turtle and over 1000 Native American warriors. By the end of the day, the casualties on the American side were well above nine hundred. The Native Americans casualties were fewer than one hundred and fifty. St. Clair’s defeat, or the Battle of the Wabash, resulted in America’s largest defeat in any one battle against Native Americans. President George Washington demanded and received St....   [tags: US History]

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Guns are Destroying America

- Gun control in the United States has been a major debate for hundreds of years. Many people believe that guns should be highly regulated while others believe that anyone should have the ability to own one. Each side has a plausible argument. Throughout this essay it will be show how not having gun control can increase violence and death rates, the right for everyone to own a gun is not guaranteed by the Second Amendment, and how over usage of guns has played a role in the diminishing populations of animals....   [tags: legal issues, gun violence, freedom]

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The Changing National Guard

- The Changing Army National Guard Not all people understand the purpose of the Army National Guard; it is changing. Most people have heard the conversations. From conversations around the water cooler, to the nightly news, to one’s local home town papers; for those who are fortunate enough to have a town that supports an Army National Guard Unit, many ask, “Why is the Army National Guard (ARNG) going overseas. Isn’t it the Army National Guard’s job to be on the forefront of homeland security. America has a regular army that is supposed to go overseas and fight the country’s battles.” So what is the purpose and mission of the ARNG today....   [tags: Military Army]

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Gun Control is NOT Losing your Target in the Recoil

- Guns, like many other issues of the day, have two distinct and opposing views with many people in the middle or undecided. Even following the tragic events of December 7, 1993, when unemployed handyman Colin Ferguson boarded the LIR’s 5:33 out of Penn Station. Ferguson waited until the train, filled with local commuters on their way home, pulled out of the Hicksville station before drawing a 9mm pistol. Ferguson then opened fire walking up and down the aisle shooting passangers indiscriminately, stopping only to reload, twice....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms]

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Guns Are Best Controlled By Good Aim

- GUNS ARE BEST CONTROLLED BYGOOD AIM. Guns, like many other issues of the day, have two distinct opposing views with many people in the gray area. Even when looking at a tragic situation, people will have two opposite spins on it. For example, a suicidal madman on top of the Empire State Building kills six people including himself with a gun. Gun-control advocates think that outlawing guns would have stopped the killing from ever happening. Pro-gun advocates think that it would have been stopped by innocent people being armed and fighting back....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Argumentative Essay: Gun Control Violates The Second Amendment of the Constitution

- Civilian ownership of firearms has for more than two hundred years been the very cornerstone upon which the liberty of the public has been supported. The very reason that Americans have never suffered a tyranny on the scale of Nazi-Germany has been due to the proliferation of firearms in the hands of the general public. The Second Amendment to the Bill of rights of the United States Constitution states "A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." In order to understand that right, the modern reader must understand the semantics of the eighteenth century....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms]

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United States: Gun Ownership and the Supreme Court

- Should the government outlaw handguns. This has been a controversial point for many years. There are those who argue: yes handguns should be banned because it gives guns to the criminal, its dangerous in households and the Second Amendment was intended for militia. However, others argue that handguns should not be banned because they are in the second amendment, for self protection, and for the fact that they are already restricted so that not just anybody can own a handgun. Handguns should not be restricted because they are a right in the second amendment, they offer self protection and crime deterrent and that there are already restrictions put in place to control guns, and finally there...   [tags: gun laws, second amendment, gun act]

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Analysis of Hotel Rwanda directed by George Terry

- This paper is an overview for the movie Hotel Rwanda. The movie is set in 1994 which reflects the situation in Kigali, Rwanda where the genocide occurred between people with different tribes. The film by George Terry also shows whether the role played by the international organization which is United Nations (UN) is effective in order to control the conflict that has killed a lot of people and the concern of the world about the incident. The history and relationship between Hutu and Tutsi As we look back to the 14th century of Rwanda, the indigenous people of that region composed of Hutu and another ethnic group which is Twa....   [tags: genocide, world, conflict]

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Gun Control is Bad for America

- Picture in your mind a killer outside your house just when you’re about to go to bed. Are you ready to protect your family and yourself. Many people in today’s society are able to defend themselves in any dangerous situation because they are able to own guns. It will be harder for the burglar or killer to break into the house knowing gun owners live at certain homes. Many people cannot legally own guns for many reasons, including having a criminal record or being violent. I believe that every citizen should be able to legally own a gun to protect themselves and their family....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]

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A Final Sacrifice: Captain Mbaye Diagne

- Instinct often dictates action, overriding any forethought or humanity. One of the most primitive, yet profound instincts is the survival instinct. Self preservation is deeply ingrained into nearly every aspect of life, including the lives of present day people. Thus, diverging from this most innate way of life in favor of saving the life of another is an extremely noteworthy action. The Holocaust is an example of a time in history where preservation often took priority because of its vicious nature....   [tags: Rwandan genocide, Hutus]

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Indifference Breeds Evil

- Indifference Breeds Evil Norman Cousins, an American journalist and professor, once said, “The individual is capable of both great compassion and great indifference. He has it within his means to nourish the former and outgrow the latter.” Choices comprise the essence of life. Many people assess the circumstances they encounter in their life and tend to react in their best interests. When a fellow man requires a helping hand most people pay no heed because it’s the easy way out. However, other people will go out of their way to lend a hand even if it takes exertion on their part and they will be triumphant, knowing they created a better world....   [tags: Philosophy, Truth]

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Cutting Humanitarian Aid to Somalia

-   Cutting humanitarian aid by the United States significantly effected Somalia and aid organizations. This unfortunate but necessary decision had to be made because of fear aid was going into the wrong hands. Al Shabab, an Al Qaeda-linked terrorist organization, who wages global Jihad and vows to attack the United States (U.S.), played a key role in the halt of humanitarian aid to Somalia. This organization is a threat to the U.S., National Security, Somalia and its neighboring countries. In order for humanitarian aid to resume by the U.S....   [tags: Africa]

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America Needs Gun Control Laws

- Guns have been the weapon of choice for some of the most brutal massacres on America soil. Since early history guns have been used mainly for militia and defense purposes. But, the development of new gun technology has made firearms more accessible and deadly. Although the second amendment gives the right to bear arms, guns should be controlled and monitored by the government because guns have contributed to a lot of killings in America and will increase crime rates. Gun control can be defined as “the use of law to limit people's access to handguns, shotguns, rifles, and other firearms” ("Gun Control")....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]

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The Right to Bear Arms

- In the United States the right to own a gun is enshrined by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The text of the Second Amendment reads: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed” (Adams, 2004). The founding fathers borrowed this idea from Niccolo Machiavelli, the Italian thinker. He wrote about the weapons necessary for freedom to defend themselves, to hunt, and to protect the state against foreign invasion....   [tags: guns, freedom, violence]

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Gun Control: Pros and Cons

- ... In other states you must have a permit to own any type of firearm. "The Constitution shall never be constructed to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms." - Samuel Adams, during the Massachusetts Convention to Ratify the Constitution (Cothran). Gun Control enthusiast believe that the second amendment was only intended for the men and women of our National Guard, hints “Militia”. But in a federal court case in 2001 the judges ruled that the Second Amendment "protects the right of individuals, including those not then actually a member of any militia or engaged in active military service or training, to privately possess and bear th...   [tags: firearms, restrictions, attackers]

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The 2nd Amendment of the Constitution of the United States

- States tend to pass laws that promote security and safety among the people. Laws that are passed after mass-shootings occur usually have to do with increasing gun control. They can also cause a lot of debate among people questioning the constitutionality of the laws. The argument usually comes down to the second amendment giving citizens the right to bear arms. However, the wording of the amendment causes some people to misinterpret what is actually granted to the people. The anti-2nd amendment laws do not actually violate the amendment itself because it only grants the right to own guns, the laws only place limits on owning guns, and the laws are intend for the safety of the public....   [tags: the right ot bear arms, mass shootings]

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The Right to Keep and Bear Arms in the USA

- “A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a Free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” These words have become forgotten as individuals, former member of the U.S. Supreme Court John Paul Stevens, attempt to strip away the individual aspect of the second amendment. Gun control is not effective as it has not been shown to actually reduce the number of gun-related crimes. However, if more Americans were to purchase a gun, be trained to use the gun, and carry the gun, gun violence would begin to decrease....   [tags: Guns, Laws, Ammendment]

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Milicianas During the Spanish Civil War By Aseel Jolan

- Much of the history surrounding the military role of the women in the Spanish Civil War has been muted by historians. This paper will aim to redress this tragic imbalance by examining the actions of the Milicianas, specifically their military roles they adopted from the start of the War until their eventual removal from frontline combat. This underestimation of their roles by historians often took on the belief that they contributed less to military efforts than their male counterparts and were relegated to domestic tasks....   [tags: lina odena, communist women]

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Navy SEALS Trainings for a Mission

- Have you ever wondered how a Navy SEAL trains for a mission, let alone complete one. How does a man qualify to become a Navy SEAL. Navy SEALs are well known, but their training and missions are classified information to the general public. The Navy SEALs are the world’s deadliest commandos and can serve their country anywhere, completing missions around the globe. There are many phases that must completed to become a Navy Seal. The point of the Navy SEAL tryout is not to get people in shape, but to see what a person can handle mentally and physically....   [tags: physical condition, dealiest commandos]

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The French and Indian War

- The French and Indian War, a continuation of the Seven Years War that ransacked Europe from 1756 to 1763, had turned out to be the bloodiest and one of the most destructive American wars in the 18th century. Taking more lives than the American Revolution, it cosisted of people living on three continents, including the Caribbean islands. The war was a product of an imperial skirmish, between the French and English over colonial territory and wealth. Within these world powers, the French and Indian War can also be apprised of as an aftermath of the localized rivalry between British and French colonists....   [tags: The New Continent, Imperial Skirmish]

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Individual Rights and Gun Control

- One of the safest yet deadliest tools available to the common man, guns have shown to be protectors in times of need and killers in the hands of wrongdoers. A newly proposed bill, House File 163 aims to limit the ability of criminals to commit crime by limiting the maximum amount of ammunition that a magazine can contain. Due to the gravity of the subject, many Iowans agree that limiting magazine size and gun use is the answer, while others argue that this is unconstitutional and will prevent law-abiding citizens from protecting themselves....   [tags: shootings, killers, wrongdoers]

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An Inside Look at Rwanda

- ... This lead to the most apparent conflict in Rwanda was the Genocide of 1994 killing 20% of total population and 70% of the Tutsis. This was the beginning of the RPF taking the offensive once more. The genocide was planned out by a political elite named Akazu, who held high government occupations. (usaid.gov) The date of the Rwandan genocide was April 7th, 1994 to mid July. The perpetrators in the mass murder were the Rwandan army, the national police, government backed militias including Interhame and Impuzamungambi, and Hutu civilians....   [tags: African countries, economies]

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Gun Control Under Control

- Gun Control Under Control Whenever a shooting happens, such Columbine, the Aurora Theater Shooting, or the Navy Yard shooting, the question of gun control comes up in politics again. Then after a month or two, the topic is dropped, until yet another shooting happens. When is this nation going to finally make a change. America needs to put more emphasis on making certain potential criminals and the clinically insane do not have access to such dangerous weapons. What about the little boy who found his parent’s gun in his parent’s bedside drawer and accidentally shot himself....   [tags: legal issues, Navy yard shooting]

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Southampton County Rebellion Analysis

- Nat Turner’s Rebellion also known as the Southampton County Rebellion or the Southampton Insurrection, was a revolt led by Nat Turner and fellow slaves in 1831. It is remembered as one of a handful of antebellum slave revolts that profoundly changed the attitudes of white Americans toward slavery, and may, in fact, have had the most significant lasting impact on the politics of slavery and on the way slavery is remembered as an institution in American cultural memory. The rebellion itself lasted no more than two days, but the effects resulted in laws being passed restricting education and religious affairs for black slaves, as well as the tightening of militia efforts to prevent another upri...   [tags: nat turner, slavery, civil war]

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The Battle of Yorktown

- ... The Continental Army wore a blue coat with white pants and black boots. ("American Revolution: The Battle of Yorktown", n.d.) The British soldiers wore red coats with white pants and black boots. ("American Revolution: The Battle of Yorktown", n.d.) The size of each countries army was not the sole determining factor of winning or losing even though the British had a sufficient number of soldiers. It was more strategy and risk that played out in just the right manner. The Battle of Yorktown gave General Washington the advantage he needed to win....   [tags: american history, revolutionary war]

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