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Yes, North Carolina was attempting to secede on or around 1820. In fact a few states have attempted secession long before the Civil War.It was done by congressional bills drafted by the seceding states, and via diplomacy..the usual. I'm new and don't know how to "reply" to other commenters, but I keep reading erroneous information. The North attacked the ...


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Yes, North Carolina was attempting to secede on or around 1820. In fact a few states have attempted secession long before the Civil War.It was done by congressional bills drafted by the seceding states, and via diplomacy..the usual.


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I find at least two different sites that show different translations: from here: Anointing by slaves is abolished and every kind of drinking-bout. Let there be no costly sprinkling, . . . no long garlands, . . . no incense-boxes. and here: 6a. ... Anointing by slaves is abolished and every kind of drinking bout ... there shall be no costly ...


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At the time both England and France recognized the authority of the Church. Were there any attempt at having the Pope invited to adjudicate the succession amiably? At the time, England and France recognized the religious authority of the Church. At the time, the popes claimed to be the rightful secular rulers of all the world. But most medieval kings ...


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The official way we determine how the Constitution is "understood" is through US Supreme Court decisions, and there haven't been any on that particular subject. There have been basically 3 definitive decisions on the 2nd amendment, only one of which came before the 20th Century. Note first that prior to the 14th Amendment, the Bill of Rights was generally ...


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Did militia companies have cannons? The answer is Yes, they did. For example, Chapter XLV Militia and Militia Companies, from The History of Detroit and Michigan: Or, The Metropolis Illustrated; a Full Record of Territorial Days in Michigan, and the Annals of Wayne County, Volume 1, by Silas Farmer (1889). The Legionary Corps, created in Michigan by an ...


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I believe that the point of the Second Amendment was that the "common man" would not have enough firepower to fight the "government," but would have enough to form a militia to fight other "incidental" threats. (That is, something like muskets (or rifles) but no cannon, mortars or artilllery.) Such threats could include the following: Slave revolts, such ...


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I believe this flows from the first phrase concerning "Militia". Militias do did not use mortars, chemical weapons, etc, so the right does not extend to those weapons. In support of this I found the following on a the site of the commander of a NJ Militia re-enactor: Cannon were considered the queens of the battlefield. Infantry unsupported by cannon ...



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