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,

How many states are there in the United States?

50 states belong to the United States of America. Here are all 50 states in alphabetical order:AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyomingAdditionally, there is the District of Columbia as well as U.S. territories and associated states: American Samoa,

How many states are there in the United States?

50 states belong to the United States of America. Here are all 50 states in alphabetical order:AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyomingAdditionally, there is the District of Columbia as well as U.S. territories and associated states: American Samoa,

How patriotic is Hawaii?

Having lived in Hawai'i I think you overstate the point quite a bit. The Hawaiians are extremely proud of their culture, and in the school I went to Hawaiian cultural immersion is a mandatory part of the curriculum. But bitterness and anger are contrary to

Should the states of New England merge?

Where are you getting 33 electoral votes from? Let's see what

What should I put on my 'Must see/do' list when visiting Boise, Idaho for three days?

If you're from the western US, there's not a lot about Boise that's particularly special. It's a nice city, but not really a place to visit unless you want to drink a lot of craft beer (which is also a good way to spend

Why isn't New England one state?

CT was originally Dutch, until it was invaded by the English. RI was founded by people who wanted freedom of conscience and were thrown out of Boston. Maine and New Hampshire were set up as proprietary colonies distinct from the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and Vermont was

How is the crime in New Jersey?

Here is a pretty cool interactive map that lets you see an overview of the state and then click to see a desired city in more detail.New Jersey crime rates and statistics

How right-wing is Idaho?

Idaho has one of the largest concentrations of white supremacist (NeoNazi) groups in the United States.  That should give you some idea.

What's New Jersey like?

Small by comparison to many others States but crammed with a little of everything - that is rural and farm parts, suburban areas, beach areas and city areas. It's fairly diverse but stratified but location some of the richest people stealthily live here including the president of this country. On the other end very poor cities

How did California get its name?

In the romance novel Las Sergas de Esplandian, Garci Rodriguez de Montalvo wrote that about a mythical island called

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

This is my opinion only.For your average American person I would say New Hampshire. I may be a little biased because I am from NH and grew up here, but I love it so much that I've stayed in this tiny chunk of land my whole life. By many rankings such as CNBC's Best States to

What should one do for a weekend in Boise, Idaho?

There are some well known places to go in Boise on a weekend, ID. Also there are a lots of restaurant in Boise but I recommend to visit boise seafood as this one of the best restaurants in Boise for seafood and steak. You can go with your family, your date or all by yourself.

What is Nebraska famous for?

Collage world series, would be the number 1 answer. Even if you know nothing about Nebraska, if you like collage baseball then you know where it will be held.

What do New Yorkers think of people from New Jersey?

Do you mean seriously or unseriously?I have many friends from New Jersey.  When I'm joking around with them I complain about how hard it is to get vaccinations when I have to visit them and how nasty the border guards are when they check my visa.  They say

What is the dumbest state in the United States?

California is one: They are in the process of recognizing a third gender, lowed the crime for knowingly passing HIV, you can get jailed for

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.

How crowded is New Jersey?

Our state is far more suburban than citified.  It is a bedroom community for workers in New York City and Philadelphia, and has a few cities which are significant, in their own right.But: trees are everywhere. The major commercial corridors are along the highways.State parks give us  way to be away from others.  I

How many states are there in the United States?

The USA consists of 50 states and a federal District -- Washington, D.C, which also serves as the capital of the USA.The list of the states, in alphabetical order, with their abbreviations and their capitals:AL Alabama -

Is Boise Idaho a safe place to live?

I wrote the post below and realized that it was a sloppy and dangerous thing to do. I love Idaho and her people.

Is Panama still a puppet state to the US?

President Carlos Varela decided to give official recognition to China instead of Taiwan. The Chinese are going to build a new railway and a new bridge. It also looks increasingly unlikely that a Chinese company will build a rival canal in Nicaragua. This stance is certainly not appreciated by the USA, but according to many

What are the safest places to live in New Jersey?

In terms of crime rates, you'll probably want to live somewhere in Bergen County up north, which also has the highest population and median income of any county in Jersey. Think towns like Mahwah, Haworth, and Demarest. Barring that, if

What is it like to live in New Jersey?

A little late to the party, but I'm going to take different spin on this. Hopefully this will help any incoming residents learn more about what the area has to offer,Life in New Jersey, and your view the state, (or any state

What is the easiest state in which to become a U.S. Senator?

It would seem, Sebastian, those states with the least diverse economies and populations. Those where dash support is easiest to find and political landmines are minimal. It used to be logging, cattle, airplanes, or railroads out west; insurance and banking, tourism, and