Thursday, July 18, 2013

Day 173, July 18

For the most part, Americans like to think of our country as a law-abiding nation.  History refutes that, however.  When I consider it, why should we be surprised that a nation conceived in rebellion should not have its own internal rebellion?

Five armed rebellions occurred in the United States since the Colonies declared their independence from England:  Shay's Rebellion (1786), The Whiskey Insurrection (1794), South Carolina Nullification Rebellion (1832), Dorr's Rebellion (1842), and, of course, The Civil War (1861).

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