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 […]

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, […]