American Military History Unit I Journal.docx - A militia...

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A militia was the only option for the American colonies to protect itself during the foundations of the colonies. A standing army during the construction of the colonies would have caused a ripple effect where all the colonies would end up depleting their military resources, solely to protect themselves from the other colonies and the Indians. Standing army would not have been effective in the frontier. Native Americans had a clear interest in doing trade with the English. Standing army would have posed a barrier and could have prevented further trade and further alliances with other tribal Indians. Native Americans already knew that they had to make a decision to either make alliances or succumb to the rule of another

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