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

Why doesn't every state in the US have same day voter registration?

Thank you for the A2A, Jeff.I don't really know the

What is an easy way to remember the US states?

Draw a map. Just sketch the outside borders, first. Then fill it in. Write the names of the states as you draw their borders, making sure the neighbors in your diagram match the real world.Repeat as needed.When you need to regurgitate the state names, mentally

How many states are in the USA and what are their specialties?

Alabama - MontgomeryAlaska - JuneauArizona - PhoenixArkansas - Little RockCalifornia - SacramentoColorado - DenverConnecticut - HartfordDelaware - DoverFlorida - TallahasseeGeorgia - AtlantaHawaii - HonoluluIdaho - BoiseIllinois - SpringfieldIndiana - IndianapolisIowa - Des MoinesKansas - TopekaKentucky - FrankfortLouisiana - Baton RougeMaine - AugustaMaryland - AnnapolisMassachusetts - BostonMichigan - LansingMinnesota -

What is the best state to live in, 1) for Americans and 2) for foreigners, in the USA, and why?

1.  For Americans, probably California.  It's got a little bit of everything; and is home to 38,000,000 people, out of 300MM in the US population.  Further "California's GDP is larger than that of all but 8 countries in dollar terms (the United States, China,

How to look at each state of the US

Alabama - College FootballAlaska - PalinArizona - Illegal ImmigrentsArkansas - Bill ClintonCalifornia - Veggatarians and HippiesColorado - MountainsConnecticut - Its in New EnglandDelaware - Bird WatchersFlorida - Organes Georgia - PeachesHawaii - A mystical island that I will most likely never get to vacation too.Idaho - PotatoesIllinois

What is the best US state for me to live in?

In most states there is such a difference between the urban and rural areas of the state in terms of the 'Other important things' you mentioned. It is rare to find Great food and Diverse people in the rural areas. So really you are asking about what

Why do the US states look the way they are?

There's a good book, "How the States Got Their Shapes", has a lot of good stories. The answer is... in every way imaginable. Usually involving political solutions. On the East Coast, the King of England was sometimes vague and contradictory in granting colonies, and eventually

What is the history of U.S. state governments?

Its a rather large inquiry.1) There are 50 states, all with different histories and differing ideas of law and governance.    2) State government, for the 13 colonies, is much older than the federal government. 3) After the war

How are Japan's provinces governed compared to the governing method of U.S. states?

Japan's provincial system is much weaker, that is more centralized, than US states. While the provinces are in charge of administering police, fire and health care, things like transportation networks and such are all run out of the central government. I recall one governor who complained vociferously of not being able to move a bus stop 10 meters. Japanese

Can a U.S. state legally close its borders to the U.S. citizens from other states?

No. since I don't know the specifics on this, I'm not sure if there are specific laws that allow them to do so in special circumstances.What I do know, as mentioned already, is state government is powerless to stop illegal immigrants from crossing their borders. As stated in the constitution, that job is restricted to the federal government only.

Why do the US states look the way they are?

There's a good book, "How the States Got Their Shapes", has a lot of good stories. The answer is... in every way imaginable. Usually involving political solutions. On the East Coast, the King of England was sometimes vague and contradictory in granting colonies, and eventually

What is the history of U.S. state governments?

Its a rather large inquiry.1) There are 50 states, all with different histories and differing ideas of law and governance.    2) State government, for the 13 colonies, is much older than the federal government. 3) After the war

Which U.S state are now found in the northeast?

The question is "Which U.S state are now found in the northeast?".  It implies some movement in the states.I've heard that Texas would like to move up between Kentucky and Ohio.  They'd get more rain and be further from Mexico.  And there wouldn't be too much snow and ice.  The problem

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

If the UK was annexed as a US state, how would the world respond?

most people would call it reverse colonialism. The queen would no longer be in power however they can keep their parliament.

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). 

What is the most boring state in the US and why?

I would STRONGLY disagree that Illinois is a boring state for the following reasons:Cities. Chicago is unarguably one of the nation's key cities that offers a perennial pipeline to the super prestigious schools and cities of the Northeast. As is widely known, many famed politicians,