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According to the Code of Laws of the United States, specifically 18 U.S.C. § 2331, domestic terrorism is defined as any activity that (a) involves acts dangerous to human life that violate federal or state law; (b) is intended to intimidate or coerce a civilian population, influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion, or affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping; and (c) occurs primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the United States. Throughout the history of the United States, multiple domestic terrorist groups and individual terrorists have used violence against the government and civilians to further their political, religious, or economic agendas and ideology. This entry briefly reviews the history of domestic terrorism in the United ...

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