Skip to main content

Authority of the President to use Federal Troops in the State of the Union, February 15, 1816

 File — Box: 01, Folder: 3
Collection number: Folder 3

Scope and Contents

Copy of Memorandum from Georgia Attorney General Eugene Cook to Georgia Governor Marvin Griffin in 1957 on the subject of the rights of the Federal Government to send troops into a state. This document was prepared after the events at Central High School in Little Rock Arkansas. Cook argues that the U.S. Government does not have the right to use troops unless violence has occurred. The Memorandum suggests where Georgia could have gone had men like Griffin remained in power.


  • February 15, 1816

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.


From the Collection: 3.00 Boxes


From the Collection: English