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State of Franklin Declares independence On 23 August 1784

I'm fairly confident that a huge majority of you have no knowledge whatsoever of this historical fact. And in that majority, I include myself. There are so many hidden secrets within American History that are never shared in the standard textbooks, and I admit it: I had never heard of this...

On this day in 1784, four counties in western North Carolina declare their independence as the state of Franklin. The counties lay in what would eventually become Tennessee.

The previous April, the state of North Carolina had ceded its western land claims between the Allegheny Mountains and the Mississippi River to the United States Congress. The settlers in this area, known as the Cumberland River Valley, had formed their own independent government from 1772 to 1777 and were concerned that Congress would sell the territory to Spain or France as a means of paying off some of the government’s war debt. As a result, North Carolina retracted its cession and began to organize an administration for the territory.

Simultaneously, representatives from Washington, Sullivan, Spencer (modern-day Hawkins) and Greene counties declared their independence from North Carolina. The following May, the counties petitioned for statehood as “Frankland” to the United States Congress. A simple majority of states favored acceptance of the petition, but it fell short of the two-thirds majority needed to pass, even after the counties’ changed their proposed name to “Franklin” in an attempt to curry Benjamin Franklin’s and others’ favor.

In defiance of Congress, Franklin survived as an independent nation for four years with its own constitution, Indian treaties and legislated system of barter in lieu of currency, though after only two years, North Carolina set up its own parallel government in the region.

Finally, Franklin’s weak economy forced its governor, John Sevier, to approach the Spanish for aid. North Carolina, terrified of having a Spanish client state on its border, arrested Sevier. When Cherokee, Chickamauga and Chickasaw began to attack settlements within Franklin’s borders in 1788, it quickly rejoined North Carolina to gain its militia’s protection from attack.

Franklin's first capital was Jonesborough. After the summer of 1785, the government of Franklin (which was by then based in Greeneville), ruled as a "parallel government" running alongside (but not harmoniously with) a re-established North Carolina bureaucracy. Franklin was never admitted into the union. The extra-legal state existed for only about four and a half years, ostensibly as a republic, after which North Carolina re-assumed full control of the area.

The creation of Franklin is novel, in that it resulted from both a cession (an offering from North Carolina to Congress) and a secession (seceding from North Carolina, when its offer to Congress was not acted upon, and the original cession was rescinded).

#americanhistory   #stateoffranklin   #secession   #northcarolina   #tennessee   #18thcentury   #secessionistmovement  

via/ http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/state-of-franklin-declares-independence

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_of_Franklin
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I am mellowing in my 40's due to Fatherhood and I really find that I am more introspective these days due to this and happy about this turn of events.

WE as citizens in the US have to stop with the extremism of the left and right, the liberal and conservative. good example is the over-feminized politically correct males of the current generation, or the ultra religious nutbags that protest military funerals. Both have been brought about due to the extreme views or shifts in societal or quasi-religious beliefs in this country and will haunt us for decades.

I have found that if you are not a bit of a liberal at 20 you have little heart, if you are not more conservative by 30 you do not pay taxes or have responsibilities in life and if by 40 you do not understand that both ends of the spectrum are full of crap, you really are not paying attention.

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A historic and truly Wisconsin restaurant. The food is superb and the bar well stocked.Service is done properly and it will be here for another century.
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Exactly where you need Mobil to be in the area. Perfect for gas or food in their deli.
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The bar is raised for fast casual dining at Chick-fil-A restaurants. This particular location has excellent staff and always makes sure to take care of the customer no matter what the need.
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