1. Cavalry Charger

    Stanton and Secession

    "While I was in pursuit of General Lee, The President went to Richmond in company with Admiral Porter, and on board his flagship. He found the people of that city in great consternation. The leading citizens among the people who had remained at home surrounded him, anxious that something...
  2. WJC

    Did the Secessionists of 1860-61 use the Treaty of Paris to Justify their actions?

    There has been much discussion of the 1783 Treaty of Paris which ended the Revolutionary War between Great Britain and the United States, recognized American independence and established borders for the new nation. Some claim it gave national sovereignty not to the United States of America, but...
  3. M

    Article IV, Section 5. Secession from the Union by a State Shall be Prohibited and Met by Force

    Of course, there was no Section 5 in Article IV, and for good reason. No State would have ratified the Constitution if the Constitution had prohibited the possibility of secession and stated that secession would be stopped by military force. Section 3 is clear about the conditions and method...

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