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Guard members can be federalized because of a national emergency declared by the president, when the president feels it is necessary to augment regular military troops or to use guard troops to enforce federal laws. The president can also activate National Guard units if a state rebels against the government or when citizens interfere with state or federal laws. Twenty-First Century Missions Following the events of September 11, 2001, the National Guard began operating under Title 10 status more frequently than it had since the end of the Vietnam War.

This has since been changed to include men between the ages of 18 and 25. This part of the act is why young men are still required to register with the Selective Service today when they reach the age of 18. The result of this new appreciation for voluntary military forces and the important role they could continue to play for the nation was the Militia Act of 1903. This officially converted the volunteer militia into the National Guard. Guard units would now receive additional funding and equipment.

After the Civil War, when Congress allowed the states to form new militia units, the only criterion was that their members had to be loyal to the Union. This allowed many black militia units to form, and they were allowed to elect black officers instead of being commanded by white officers, as was the case with black units in the regular army. 39 THE RAINBOW DIVISION One of the most famous National Guard divisions is known as the Rainbow Division. The group got its name because its members came from 26 different states and the District of Columbia.

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