In 1860-1861, did the south have the right to secede?

Posted by: texans14

Did the south have the right to secede?

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Yes. It is a state's right to leave the Union.

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No. Anyone who voted for it should've been tried for treason.

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Maybe. It's very complicated.

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EthicsPhilosopher says2014-06-25T15:33:30.4869758-05:00
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Oromagi says2014-06-25T17:08:30.2910447-05:00
Texas had an explicit right to secede. The rest of the South did not have an explicit right, but clearly signed the Constitution in the expectation of that option. This is not to suggest that the South's reason for succession was not morally reprehensible (it was), or that the South's perspective was not anathema to the Declaration of Independence and the fundamental American values there expressed.

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