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Comment: In 1814, the New England states got together

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In 1814, the New England states got together

and held a convention in Hartford, CT. There was some debate about secession, but that was quickly rejected. Unfortunately for these Federalists, during the convention the Treaty of Ghent was signed, so their grievances became moot. But it hurt the Federalist brand and their party was devestaed and soon after vanished into oblivian. Apparently, the citizens of Nantucket voted to secede and the Brits considered them 'neutral'. Before that there was talk by Jefferson to Madison of secession after Adams' Alien and Sedition Act. Secession has been in the minds of States from practically the beginning of our history.

Though Justice Scalia said there 'is no right to secede'. But what does he know.

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