Whether states had the right to secede was the crucial issue after secession, for it determined whether there would be a peaceful separation or a bloody conflict. In this episode, we’ll examine whether there is a right to secession in the Constitution, and what the founding fathers thought of it. We study previous attempts to secede in America, and learn how the Civil War changed the understanding of state’s rights.

The Real Lincoln by Thomas Dilorenzo

In his book, The Real Lincoln, Dilorenzo points out many problems that he sees with Abraham Lincoln, including his economic policies. He also discusses why he believes Lincoln was wrong to deny the right of secession. Buy it on Amazon.com.

Complete Interview with Thomas Dilorenzo

Magna Charta

Read it here on DiscerningHistory.com.

Declaration of Arbroath

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Declaration of Independence

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Virginia and Kentucky Resolution

Read the Virginia here, and the Kentucky here.