An American militia in 1773 … before they were well regulated and illustrating why they needed to be. Most militia units, said Gen. George Washington, were “totally unacquainted with every kind of military skill.” Below: President Washington; President Thomas Jefferson.
One of the effects of the horrific tragedy at Sandy Hook last year . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Freedom from gun terror: why understanding American history can help keep Canadians sane