Numerous U.S. Presidents invoked the Insurrection Act to to quell race and labor riots.
- U.S. Presidents have invoked the Insurrection Act on numerous occasions.
- The controversial law gives the President some power to bring in troops to police the American people.
- The Act has been used mainly to restore order following race and labor riots.
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Colorado National Guard troops during the Ludlow strike. 1914.
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National Guardsmen in South Los Angeles, 30 April 1992.
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