Can a U.S. state secede from the Union? Is there a clause in the Constitution which allows states to secede from the Union, or can this process be done by voting?

What Americans are taught about the War between the States by a government-controlled education system. The same government that waged an undeclared war against a nation made up of States that lawfully responded to several threats to their existence by seceding.What must be asked is why it

What would happen if a US state seceded and tried to become part of another country?

There's no chance at all the federal government would allow this to happen. The people who tried to lead this revolt would be arrested within days. It's a federal crime to conspire against the federal government so as soon as you

How would the U.S. respond to a state seceding?

The same as every other year in the past of a indicator for a state about to secede. It is too wait and see if they are actually serious, and let the normal legal process, like people signing petitions for example, to continue to judge

How hard would it be for a state to secede from the United States?

It is not illegal as it is not denied to them by the Constitution, however it would require a Constitutional Amendment, as secession would, in practical effect, strip all the Citizens of that State of their Constitutional Rights and Protections under the Constitution.Rember, YOU can renounce your U.S. Citizenship. You can also leave the

Does the U.S. Constitution prohibit states from seceding from the Union?

Secession is unconstitutional.The United States is referred to as a

Is secession illegal under the American law?

It isn't legal because your constitution says it isn't. Whereas the EU legislated for a state leaving but never thought it would happen the USA merely says it can't happen.The question of whether it should be allowed depends on your view of

Will any state in the US secede?

Have there been some regions that have broken off successfully from the US?Yes- Cuba and Philippines, along with Liberia and some Pacific islands.In most of these cases, there was a strong ethnic and/or cultural difference, and that it was handled without violent repression (Philippines did have some violence during its initial occupation, but by the time

Is it undemocratic for the U.S. not to allow states to secede?

Who cares? Democracy is an extortion racket at any tier. True. Competition is useful, but given that it's all game play serving illegitimate interests, what's the point in only further marginalising oneself from an extortion racket.  Look at how America was formed; at how the union was maintained. If you want legitimacy, you need to

When and why did the first states secede from the U.S.?

Gold and states' rights.By that, I mean California and John C. Calhoun.In 1850, shortly after finding gold in California, California petitioned Congress for entrance to the Union.  This would upset the balance of the Union (15 free states and 15 slave states). 

Will California look to secede, if somehow Trump becomes POTUS?

one can only hope and pray...btw- CA gets 98 cents back in every $1 in fed taxes paid by folks and biz in CA.so its basically a wash on your transfer payments arguement...

If a state were to secede from the United States, what is the actual process of doing so?

No process is established.If a state wanted to do that, I'd recommend they follow the procedure the Congress established to grant statehood during the period of western expansion in reverse. Hold a plebiscite posing the question and, if the citizens of the state voted to leave, present those results to the state legislature

Can a U.S. state secede from the Union? Is there a clause in the Constitution which allows states to secede from the Union, or can this process be done by voting?

The basic answer:There is no clause in the US Constitution that prohibits it. The US Constitution only addresses the method by which a state may be partitioned into two or more states, or by which two or more states may be joined as a single state.

What does it take to secede from the United States?

Since you're asking on Quora, I assume that referencing google or wikipedia didn't give you a satisfactory answer, as there are many, many competing ideas about secession. So let me lay it out there, and let the nay-sayers take their shots:THEY CAN'T.Change my mind. None of the states of the United State of America can legally secede from

What would happen if Kansas seceded from the United States?

Answer: What would happen if Kansas seceded from the United States?Short Answer: If this were in any way possible, a state would become a nation unto itself, separate and divided, from the whole of the United States.Longer Answer:First and foremost, you have to understand that this is

What would happen to the United States if all of the blue states seceded?

There aren't really ‘blue states' and ‘red states' anymore-at least the suggestion that an entire state is red or blue is misleading.Here is the US Presidential Election of 1920:

What would the United States be like today if they never seceded from Great Britain?

Its impossible to even speculate anything about it because the success of the American Revolution sent waves across the world. The Europeans slowly started to lose its grip on the Americas, long standing monarchies started to crumble. What I'm saying is that the world today would look

Would Texas be better or worse off as an independent country?

Worse. There is a multiplier effect of being part of the United States. They have a wealth of natural resources, but would lose a great deal of economic power when the trade lines become encumbered as they are now