Declarations to Secede from the United States, 1860-1861

Editor’s Note: From carefully wrought, grievance-filled declarations of causes, to concise cut-and-dried ordinances to secede, to (in the case of Tennessee) a full-fledged declaration of independence, in 1861 and 1862 the 13 Southern states issued a variety of official pronouncements  to declare that they were making a formal and final break from the United States and […]

Declaration of Independence by the People of the Free State of Jefferson (2013)

Editor’s Note: In many respects, this declaration seems to be more one of autonomy rather than secession that would lead to outright independence. Since this declaration is not widely accessible on Internet, it’s uncertain if it represents the views of many (or any) of those seeking to realize the republic, or state (some want a republic, others […]

The Rebirth of the Sovereign Nation of The Republic of Texas (1995)

Editor’s note: Revolution, secession, and independence have been part of Texas’ storied history. On March 2, 1836, a declaration of independence was unanimously approved at its convention of elected delegates, and Texas made its formal break with Mexico.  In 1845, after an attempt as an independent republic, Texas became part of the United States. In 1861, […]

Second Vermont Republic (2012)

Editor’s note: The mission statement of the Second Vermont Republic, “a nonviolent citizens’ network and think tank,” contains a declaration of purpose, principle, and intent, and seeks to return Vermont to its erstwhile status as an independent republic. Second Vermont Republic Mission Statement The Second Vermont Republic is a nonviolent citizens’ network and think tank committed […]