Treason laws in the United States

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In the United States, there are both federal and state laws prohibiting treason.wikipedia
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Article Three of the United States Constitution

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It was defined in Article III, Section 3 of the United States Constitution.
Article Three also defines treason.

Treason

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In the United States, there are both federal and state laws prohibiting treason.
Similarly to Treason laws in the United States, citizens of Australia owe allegiance to their sovereign, the federal and state level.

Constitution of the United States

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It was defined in Article III, Section 3 of the United States Constitution.
Section 3 bars Congress from changing or modifying Federal law on treason by simple majority statute.

U.S. state

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One is the United States, and the other is their state.

William Bruce Mumford

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Only one person has ever been executed for treason against the federal government: William Bruce Mumford, who was convicted of treason and hanged in 1862 for tearing down a United States flag during the American Civil War.

Martial law

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However, this was under martial law, not Article Three of the United States Constitution.

Civil Rights Act of 1968

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The Indian Civil Rights Act limits sentences for crimes by tribal courts to no more than one year in jail and a $5,000 fine.

California Penal Code

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This is reiterated in Section 37 of the California Penal Code.

Joseph Smith

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After escaping custody on charges of treason against Missouri and fleeing to Illinois, Joseph Smith and Hyrum Smith were charged with treason in Illinois, which at that time was a capital offense.

Hyrum Smith

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After escaping custody on charges of treason against Missouri and fleeing to Illinois, Joseph Smith and Hyrum Smith were charged with treason in Illinois, which at that time was a capital offense.

Capital punishment

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After escaping custody on charges of treason against Missouri and fleeing to Illinois, Joseph Smith and Hyrum Smith were charged with treason in Illinois, which at that time was a capital offense.

Nauvoo Legion

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Augustine Spencer swore out a warrant alleging that the Smith brothers had committed treason by "calling out the Legion to resist the force under the command of the Governor."

Death of Joseph Smith

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On June 27, Smith and Hyrum were killed by a mob in jail while they were awaiting trial.

John Sevier

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John Sevier, then governor of the State of Franklin and later the first governor of the State of Tennessee, was charged with treason against the State of North Carolina in October, 1788.

State of Franklin

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John Sevier, then governor of the State of Franklin and later the first governor of the State of Tennessee, was charged with treason against the State of North Carolina in October, 1788.

Tennessee

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John Sevier, then governor of the State of Franklin and later the first governor of the State of Tennessee, was charged with treason against the State of North Carolina in October, 1788.

North Carolina

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John Sevier, then governor of the State of Franklin and later the first governor of the State of Tennessee, was charged with treason against the State of North Carolina in October, 1788.

Thomas Wilson Dorr

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Thomas Wilson Dorr was convicted of treason against Rhode Island in 1844 for leading an uprising against the state government, and sentenced to life imprisonment.

Rhode Island Supreme Court

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In January 1854 the legislature passed an act annulling the verdict of the Rhode Island Supreme Court.

Electric chair

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The method of execution is specified as electrocution.

Vermont Historical Society

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Vermont's electric chair, last used in 1954, is stored in the Vermont History Center in Barre, Vermont.

Barre (city), Vermont

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Vermont's electric chair, last used in 1954, is stored in the Vermont History Center in Barre, Vermont.

John Brown (abolitionist)

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John Brown was charged with treason against the Commonwealth of Virginia, along with conspiracy and first-degree murders after he led his raid on Harper's Ferry in 1859.

John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry

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John Brown was charged with treason against the Commonwealth of Virginia, along with conspiracy and first-degree murders after he led his raid on Harper's Ferry in 1859.

Virginia v. John Brown

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In Virginia v. John Brown, he was found guilty on all three charges.