18 USC 2383: Rebellion or insurrection
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18 USC 2383: Rebellion or insurrection Text contains those laws in effect on January 23, 2000

§2383. Rebellion or insurrection

Whoever incites, sets on foot, assists, or engages in any rebellion or insurrection against the authority of the United States or the laws thereof, or gives aid or comfort thereto, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.

(June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 808 ; Pub. L. 103–322, title XXXIII, §330016(1)(L), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2147 .)

Historical and Revision Notes

Based on title 18, U.S.C., 1940 ed., §4 (Mar. 4, 1909, ch. 321, §4, 35 Stat. 1088 ).

Word "moreover" was deleted as surplusage and minor changes were made in phraseology.


1994-Pub. L. 103–322 substituted "fined under this title" for "fined not more than $10,000".

Canal Zone

Applicability of section to Canal Zone, see section 14 of this title.

Cross References

Disqualification as officers or electors of persons who have engaged in insurrection or rebellion and removal of disability, see Const. Amend. 14, §3.

Federal retirement benefits, forfeiture upon conviction of offenses under this section, see section 8312 of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.

Forfeiture of veterans' benefits upon conviction under this section, see section 6105 of Title 38, Veterans' Benefits.

Officers aiding importation of books and articles containing matter advocating insurrection against the United States, see section 552 of this title.

Writings advocating insurrection declared nonmailable, see section 1717 of this title.

Section Referred to in Other Sections

This section is referred to in section 14 of this title; title 5 section 8312; title 8 section 1481; title 38 section 6105; title 50 App. section 34.