What was the Militia Act of 1808?

Introduction The Militia Act of 1808 (Pub.L. 10-52), formally “An act making provision for arming and equipping the whole body of the militia of the United States”, enacted 23 April 1808, was legislation enacted by the 10th United States Congress that provided an annual appropriation of $200,000, to provide funding for arms and equipment for… Read More


What were the Militia Acts of 1792?

Introduction There were two Militia Acts enacted by the second United States Congress in 1792 that provided for the organisation of militias and empowered the President of the United States to take command of the state militias in times of imminent invasion or insurrection. The President’s authority had a life of two years, and was… Read More