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“THE TRUE PALLADIUM OF LIBERTY”

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/9780195147865.003.0004
 “THE TRUE PALLADIUM OF LIBERTY”

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This chapter focuses on the role of the Second Amendment in America's new constitutional system. Topics discussed include the Whiskey Rebellion, rising political tempers and partisan fervor in the years following the Whiskey Rebellion, the constitutional right of resistance, Tucker's defense of the Second Amendment, and the right to bear arms at the onset of the 19th century.

Keywords: Second Amendment; constitutional system; federalists; Whiskey Rebellion; right to bear arms; Tucker

Chapter.  11174 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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