Articles of War (1806) - These regulations restrict martial law to members of the armed forces.
Copperheads - This is a nickname given to Northern "Peace" Democrats who oppose the Civil War and call for a peace settlement with the Confederates.
Habeas Corpus - This writ is a constitutional right at all times except in cases of invasion or rebellion.
Martial Law - This system of rules takes effect when the military takes control of the normal management of justice.
Mexican War - This conflict sets a precedent for using military commissions to control the civilian population suspected of disloyalty.
Military Commissions - The U.S. Army's response to bridge burning and other rebellious actions during the Civil War, these tribunals dispense justice during the war.
Militia Draft of 1862 - This is an act which empowers the secretary of war to conscript for nine months those state militias...
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