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HY 2000, American Military History I Unit I Journal Based on what you have learned and read in this unit, do you think a militia was the only option for the American colonies to protect itself, or could a standing army have been effective in the frontier? Please explain your answer. Your journal entry must be at least 200 words. No references or citations are necessary. The arrival of the early English settlers created a dangerous new world for the inhab - ited Native Americans that once called their lands 'home.' These lands were controlled by Native Americans who knew nothing more than what was their own, but was claimed vigorously by the Europeans. This caused disrupt anger between the Native Americans and the English, and enemies started to form as well as other European enemy forces. To help protect and fight, each colony group formed militias. The idea of a standing army was feared throughout most of the colonies, and the idea of creating a militia was thought

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