When did dueling become illegal?

Answer The U.S. Congress passed an anti-dueling law, banning its practice in the District of Columbia on February 20, 1839. States followed by passing their own laws against dueling, contributing to its w... Read More »

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When was dueling outlawed?

The Second Continental Congress passed Articles of War outlawing dueling in 1775. Although dueling ceased more quickly in the North than it did in the South, by 1820 every southern state had passed... Read More »