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Little Rock, Arkansas and the National Guard (About.com American History)

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On September 24, 1957, President Dwight D. Eisenhower took control of the National Guard in order to force the state of Arkansas to allow nine African-Americans (the Little Rock Nine) to attend the 'all-white' Little Rock Central High School.  Early in September, 1957, Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus had the state's National Guard prevent any of the Little Rock Nine from entering the school. His use of the National Guard in this fashion was soon struck down by a federal judge. When on September 23, 1957, the students were finally allowed to attend the school, a mob outside threatened violence. Eisenhower ...

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Consolidation of the Lighthouse Service with the Coast Guard: July 1, 1939 (Naval History Blog)

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Boston Light, America's First Lighthouse

CONSOLIDATION OF THE LIGHTHOUSE SERVICE WITH THE COAST GUARD  (from USNI Proceedings Vol 66/No1/Whole No 443)

By ROBERT H. MACY

ON JULY 1, 1939, two of the oldest government maritime services were combined-the U. S. Coast Guard and the U. S. Lighthouse Service. The former has been under the Treasury Department and the latter in recent years was a bureau of the Department of Commerce. Officially, this merger is part of the President’s Reorganization Plan No. II, promulgated under the Reorganization Act of 1939 (Public No. 19, 76th Congress). Under this Act, “the duties, responsibilities, ...

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National Guard Presidents (American Presidents Blog)

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I found this series that highlights presidents who served as national guardsmen. I had actually been looking up John Tyler's service:
Like his father, John Tyler strongly supported America's role in the war of 1812. As a young legislator in the Virginia House of Delegates, Tyler voted for every anti-British measure proposed during the 1812 session. In the summer of 1813, word reached Tyler that a British raiding party had plundered Hampton, Virginia, and appeared ready to march up the James River to Richmond. He immediately joined the Charles City Rifles, a local militia company formed to defend ...

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Establishment of U. S. Coast Guard (Naval History Blog)

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August 4, 1790  Congress establishes the U. S. Coast Guard as part of a new revenue law. In March 1976, Proceedings published a special issue about the U.S. Coast Guard, which included an article by Commander Roger P. Vance, U. S. Coast Guard Reserve, about the origin of the Coast Guard.  Vance’s article describes how, [...]

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Founders of the U. S. Coast Guard (Naval History Blog)

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August 4, 1790 Creation of U. S. Revenue Marine           In March 1976, Proceedings published a brief article by Truman R. Strobridge and Bernard C. Nalty about the discovery of correspondence between Alexander Hamilton, credited with the creation of the Revenue Marine, and Colonel Sharp Delaney, a Customs collector at the time.  This correspondence, [...]

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