The Insurrection Act of 1807


The InsurrectionActof 1807 

is a United States federal law (10 U.S.C. §§ 251 – 255; prior to 2016, 10 U.S.C. §§ 331–335; amended 2006, 2007) that empowers the President of the United States to deploy U.S. military and federalized National Guard troops within the United States in particular circumstances, such as to suppress civil disorder, insurrection and rebellion.

Effective: March 3, 1807

Enacted by: the 9th United States Congress

Long title: An Act authorizing the employment of the land and naval forces of the United States, in cases of insurrections

Public law: 9-39