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A WELL-REGULATED MILITIA

Saul Cornell

in A Well-Regulated Militia

Published in print August 2006 | ISBN: 9780195147865
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199788644 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147865.003.0003
 A WELL-REGULATED MILITIA

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This chapter explores the development of a states's rights theory of the militia and the right to bear arms. Topics covered include debates during the Philadelphia convention, the right to bear arms becoming an issue, the Virginia ratification debates, the challenge of popular radicalism, and the Bill of Rights.

Keywords: militia; right to bear arms; states' rights; Second Amendment; constitution; federalists; anti-federalists; Bill of Rights

Chapter.  10690 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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