Origin of secession
OTHER WORDS FROM secessionse·ces·sion·al, adjectivenon·se·ces·sion, nounnon·se·ces·sion·al, adjective
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How to use secession in a sentence
The chairman of the Texas GOP seriously suggested secession when the last, desperate legal challenges to the election failed.Is the Republican Party Truly Trumpist Now? The Impeachment Trial Is the Ultimate Test|David French|February 10, 2021|Time
Channeling Douglas’s condemnation of secession, McConnell told listeners that “public doubt alone” could not “justify a radical break when that doubt was incited without evidence.”Mitch McConnell has repeated Stephen A. Douglas’s biggest mistake|Lauren Haumesser|January 12, 2021|Washington Post
The closest parallel is probably the Southern “Fire-Eaters” who were rabid advocates of enslavement and secession before the Civil War.
Afterward, Texas Republican Party Chairman Allen West declared that “law-abiding states should bond together and form a Union of states that will abide by the Constitution” — a seeming endorsement of secession.Gracious losers protect our democracy. Sore ones undermine it.|Edward McClelland|January 6, 2021|Washington Post
America is polarized with a political culture growing more toxic by the day, but the realities of secession would be too much to bear.
In the Great Lakes, Mid-Atlantic, Plains, and Far West, secession sympathizers top out at 22 percent of the population.
But very few of us have imagined that they could fuel a generalized positive view of secession.
The larger the pro-secession minority becomes, the more the majority opposed to secession will believe that Hobbes was right.
According to Reuters, current Democrat support for secession is hovering around 20 percent.
And here in America, the spirit of secession is gaining strength too.
Even as late as April 4, the Richmond convention had rejected secession by a vote of two to one.
On February 13, 1861, a special state convention was held in Richmond to discuss the possibility of secession.
On May 4, a large majority of the Virginia citizens voted their approval of secession.
But, even at that time, which was within six weeks of election day, the idea of secession did not prevail.The Supplies for the Confederate Army|Caleb Huse
Gentlemen, Secession is played out—the dog is dead—the child is born, and his name is Jeff.Portrait and Biography of Parson Brownlow, The Tennessee Patriot|William Gannaway Brownlow
British Dictionary definitions for secession
Derived forms of secessionsecessional, adjectivesecessionism, nounsecessionist, noun, adjective
Word Origin for secession
Cultural definitions for secession
The withdrawal from the United States of eleven southern states in 1860 and 1861. The seceding states formed a government, the Confederacy, in early 1861. Hostilities against the remaining United States, the Union, began in April 1861 (see Fort Sumter), and the Civil War followed.