American Minutemen

Once in awhile though some officers would not hesitate to cheat the government by drawing more money than they had men so they would be able to pocket some of the money for themselves.

The government put many rules on the militia over the years. Some of the rules are very clear in the Bill of Rights. Amendment number two says "A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringedaE and amendment number three says "No soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law. aE These amendments to the constitution are very important in it shows that government can not take away the rights of the militia so they can go about the duties that they need to do and at the same time giving rules that the militia can't take way rights of the people who own property.

The Militia Act of 1792 originally made it so that the men that belonged to the militia had to purchase and maintain there own weapons. The government could not supply the w



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