'The Strong Arm of the Military Power of the United States': The Chicago Fire, the Constitution,

Slap, Andrew L.
June 2001
Civil War History;Jun2001, Vol. 47 Issue 2, p146
Academic Journal
Focuses on controversy stirred by United States Major General Philip H. Sheridan's declaration of martial law in Chicago, Illinois, to maintain order in the city during the great Chicago fire of October 1871. Debate over the constitutionality of the federal government's use of troops in the city; Outrage against military usurpation and its impact on the practice of free government.


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