What where the Little Rock Nine (1957)?

Introduction The Little Rock Nine was a group of nine African American students enrolled in Little Rock Central High School in 1957. Their enrolment was followed by the Little Rock Crisis, in which the students were initially prevented from entering the racially segregated school by Orval Faubus, the Governor of Arkansas. They then attended after… Read More

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What is the Insurrection Act of 1807?

Introduction The Insurrection Act of 1807 is a United States federal law that empowers the President of the United States to deploy US military and federalised National Guard troops within the United States in particular circumstances, such as to suppress civil disorder, insurrection, or rebellion. The act provides a “statutory exception” to the Posse Comitatus… Read More