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A WELL-REGULATED MILITIA: THE ORIGINS OF THE SECOND AMENDMENT

Saul Cornell

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

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195147865
eISBN:
9780199788644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147865.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

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 ... More


CONCLUSION: A NEW PARADIGM FOR THE SECOND AMENDMENT

Saul Cornell

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

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195147865
eISBN:
9780199788644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147865.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This concluding chapter discusses what can be gleaned from the history of the Second Amendment. It is argued that the most important consequence of reading the Second Amendment by its original ... More


Conservatives, Carter, and the Politics of National Security

Julian E. Zelizer

in Governing America: The Revival of Political History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150734
eISBN:
9781400841899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150734.003.0018
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines how the conservative movement redefined and championed centrism by capitalizing on President Jimmy Carter's political struggles caused by the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in ... More


Pleading for Reform and Demanding Freedom

John A. Ragosta

in Wellspring of Liberty: How Virginia's Religious Dissenters Helped Win the American Revolution and Secured Religious Liberty

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195388060
eISBN:
9780199866779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388060.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

As the war approached, Virginia's dissenters petitioned for increased toleration, but reforms were not forthcoming. By 1776, though, with recruiting lagging badly and facing the prospect of an ... More


Conclusion: The American Marketplace of Brains

Madeline Y. Hsu

in The Good Immigrants: How the Yellow Peril Became the Model Minority

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164021
eISBN:
9781400866373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164021.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This concluding chapter considers early twenty-first-century immigration controls as furthering national economic advantage. The immigrant I.M. Pei, with his imported talent and skills, illustrates ... More


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

Saul Cornell

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195147865
eISBN:
9780199788644
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147865.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Americans are deeply divided over the Second Amendment. Some assert that the Amendment protects an individual's right to own guns. Others, that it does no more than protect the right of states to ... More


INTRODUCTION

Saul Cornell

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

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195147865
eISBN:
9780199788644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147865.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the original meaning of the Second Amendment, tracing its history from the 18th history. It then considers the public debates over the right to ... More


ENGLISH TYRANNY VERSUS AMERICAN LIBERTY: BEARING ARMS IN REVOLUTIONARY AMERICA

Saul Cornell

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

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195147865
eISBN:
9780199788644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147865.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter opens with a brief description of the Liberty Riot, which marked a turning point in America's relationship with Britain. The right to bear arms as a civic obligation, the debate over ... More


“THE TRUE PALLADIUM OF LIBERTY”: FEDERALISTS, JEFFERSONIANS, AND THE SECOND AMENDMENT

Saul Cornell

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

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195147865
eISBN:
9780199788644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147865.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

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 ... More


RIGHTS, REGULATIONS, REVOLUTION: THE ANTEBELLUM DEBATE OVER GUNS

Saul Cornell

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

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195147865
eISBN:
9780199788644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147865.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter focuses on the change in the nature of American gun culture during the early decades of the next century. Americans began carrying weapons primarily for personal self-defense. The ... More


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