A Well-Regulated Militia

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Mark Albertson describes why the Founders preferred a Militia System controlled by the governors, in lieu of a large standing army controlled by the Federal Government. In 1796 George Washington warned about over-bloated militaries as being inauspicious to liberty. This talk will also include why, from 1780 to March 15, 1783, Washington had to put down numerous mutinies and revolts within the Continental Army.

Mark Albertson is the historical research editor at Army Aviation magazine in Monroe, Connecticut; and, is the historian for the Army Aviation Association of America. He has authored several books: USS Connecticut: Constitution State Battleship; They’ll Have to Follow You! The Triumph of the Great White Fleet; On History: A Treatise.He is at work on a two-volume effort on the history of Army Aviation, Sky Soldiers: The Saga of Army Aviation. He has also published articles in a variety of newspapers and magazines. Mark teaches history as an adjunct at Norwalk Community College in Norwalk, Connecticut.

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