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 Posted: Sun Jan 23rd, 2011 07:53 pm
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wardenerd wrote: The south was trying to achieve national freedom from a voluntary association with the other states.
This is incorrect in a number of examples.

Arkansas is formed from land of the Louisiana Purchase from France to the United States in 1803.

Florida was created from the ceding of land to the United States by Spain in 1819.

Tennessee is part of the land relinquished to the United States in the treaty of Paris ending the Revolution in 1783.

Perhaps the original colonies and Texas could claim 'voluntary' association in the United States. The newer states, formed from federal territories, certainly cannot.

 

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HankC

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