Civil War Pros And Cons

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Jefferson favored a small militia where states could govern it and he wanted to rely on them as much as possible, without involving a standing army. For citizens, a militia seemed much favorable because they didn’t hold much power and these were volunteer forces who were not paid a salary (sometimes received items for their service,) therefore the taxes of the people, didn’t heavenly contribute to them. According to Fred Anderson, often in battles, provincials often had to prove themselves, that they were capable of meeting expectations of professional regulars. Militias were seen as property holding citizens that would protect people when threatened, and even sacrificing their lives to protect liberty. Militia units took pride in being a virtuous
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