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A Well-Regulated MilitiaThe Founding Fathers and the Origins of Gun Control in America$
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Saul Cornell

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195147865

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147865.001.0001

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“THE TRUE PALLADIUM OF LIBERTY”

“THE TRUE PALLADIUM OF LIBERTY”

FEDERALISTS, JEFFERSONIANS, AND THE SECOND AMENDMENT

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(p.73) CHAPTER THREE “THE TRUE PALLADIUM OF LIBERTY”
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A Well-Regulated Militia
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DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147865.003.0004

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

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