ENG:Secession in the United States can refer to secession of a state from the United States, secession of part of a state from that state to form a new state, or secession of an area from a city or county.
Attempts at or aspirations of secession from the United States have been a feature of the country's politics since its birth. Some have argued for a constitutional right of secession and others for a natural right of revolution. The United States Supreme Court ruled unilateral secession unconstitutional while commenting that revolution or consent of the states could lead to a successful secession.
The one serious secession movement was defeated in the American Civil War. In 1860 and 1861, eleven of the fifteen southern declared their secession from the United States and joined together ...
DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE AND ORDINANCE dissolving the federal relations between the State of Tennessee and the United States of America. First. We, the people of the State of Tennessee, waiving any , positive
Apparently, one secession for Tennessee is enough.
In one of those loopy online campaigns that tend to spring up in the age of the Internet, thousands of people disappointed by the election results broached the idea of breaking with the U.S. government through an online petition to a White House website.
State officials don't expect it to get much traction.
People from at least 37 states had filed petitions on the White House's We the People website by late Tuesday, asking to peacefully withdraw from the U.S. and start their own governments. They began springing up immediately after ...
... to secede
KINGSTON - There are now petitions from people in all 50 states to secede from the United States.
Ron Harwell is a member of the Roane County Tea Party. He said he has signed the online petition, but that it's more about change than leaving the United States.
"I don't want to see Tennessee secede at all. I think that all 50 states should stay together, I think that we should be a united front, but we're not. We have a president that divides," Harwell explained.
Fellow Roane County Tea Party member Chuck Smith agrees that the petitions are about change, but said he ...
... for secession
Last week Tennessee had no idea it would be qualified for a shot at secession, and most citizens of the state had no idea this was something in the works either. Early Wednesday morning the state passed the 25,000 signature threshold.
Tennessee joins six other states in reaching or passing the 25,000 threshold with 25,361 signatures. Among these are Texas with over 93,000 signatures, Louisiana with 32,424, Florida with 27,964, Georgia with 26,548 , Alabama with 25,843, and South Carolina with 25,032 signatures so far. What will happen next is anyones guess, but one ...