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insurrection

the act or an instance of rebelling against a government in power or the civil authorities; insurgency
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Should it be asked, what is to be the redress for an insurrection pervading all the States, and comprising a superiority of the entire force, though not a constitutional right?
Among the advantages of a confederate republic enumerated by Montesquieu, an important one is, "that should a popular insurrection happen in one of the States, the others are able to quell it.
He sent General Lincoln, at the head of four thousand men, to put down the insurrection. This general, who had fought through several hard campaigns in the Revolution, managed matters like an old soldier, and totally defeated the rebels at the expense of very little blood.
So I did not talk blood and insurrection to that man there who sat munching black bread with that abused and mistaught herd of human sheep, but took him aside and talked matter of another sort to him.
The army under such circumstances may usefully aid the magistrate to suppress a small faction, or an occasional mob, or insurrection; but it will be unable to enforce encroachments against the united efforts of the great body of the people.
This study draws on 18th-century records in Spanish, English, and French to trace how news of slave revolutions and insurrections traveled by sea throughout the Caribbean, North America, and South America the 1790s, during the era of the Haitian Revolution.
To false messiahs, Rizal had this warning: 'All the minor insurrections that had broken out in the Philippines had been the work of a few fanatics and discontented military men who, in order to attain their ends, had to resort to deceit and trickery or take advantage of the loyalty of their subordinates.
Critique: Chapters examine insurrections aboard slave ships, in colonial America, and in the antebellum South, as well as the modern-day effort to reclassify American slave revolts.
The map, called "Slave Revolt in Jamaica, 1760-1761: A Cartographic Narrative," details a series of insurrections involving nearly 2,000 slaves in Jamaica against the British Empire.
Coming to the present crisis, therefore, we need to point out some issues: The first issue is to distinguish between demonstrations and insurrections. Peaceful demonstrations should not be fired on with live bullets.
Constitution empowers Congress to "provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions." (156) This Clause gives Congress the power to establish rules for deploying troops domestically to suppress insurrections.