SocStud-Secession

SocStud-Secession - Destiny Sze [D], Social Studies April...

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Destiny Sze [D], Social Studies April 6, 2009 Southern Secession Negative: No, the South could not legally secede. Argument #1: The South could not legally secede from the Union because “When all of the states entered the Union they essentially formed a binding compact; for that compact to be broken, all states must agree to its dissolution, not just a handful of them.” All the states made a deal to be one together, and not all agreed with being two. It was unfair and wrong to secede after making a commitment and then breaking that promise. Argument #2: When all of the states entered the Union they made a deal. They wanted to be a part of the UNITED States of America. To choose to secede is selfish and foolish because the country would become weaker when divided into two. Now not only are both sides fighting. Everyone was now vulnerable to other countries. If another country decided to declare war, all would be a disaster. Affirmative:
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This note was uploaded on 03/22/2011 for the course DAS 152 taught by Professor Powers during the Spring '11 term at Moorpark College.

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