Jason Isaacs talks about what excited him about this project.
EarthArtist: 1794: The Whiskey Rebellion, George Washington called on governors to send a militia force to enforce the tax. 1869: President Grant deploying troops to the south to help the freed slaves from being slaughter and break up the #$%$. 1932: President Herbert Hoover ordered the Army, led by Gen. Douglas MacArthur, to clear out the Bonus Army Protests. 1957: President Dwight Eisenhower used an executive order to send troops to Little Rock, AR to enforce the integration of Central High School. 1965: President Lyndon Johnson federalized the Alabama National Guard to protect the marchers from Selma to Montgomery as they walked towards the state capitol. 1970: President Richard Nixon deployed the National Guard to New York City to distribute mail during the eight-day postal Strike. 1992: President Bush deploys troops to LA during the riots there. 2010: President Barack Obama deployed 1,200 National Guard troops to the Mexican border to combat drug trafficking and the potential for spillover violence. Obama?s deployment succeeded President George W. Bush?s Operation Jump Start, which deployed 6,000 guards to surveil the southern border in 2006.