The following book was originally published in 1903 by Egerton R. Young. The book contains a collection of Algonquin Indian Tales as redistributed by Mr. Young.
The Short Lived
State Nation of Franklin
If you are like most individuals you will have no issue naming the states that make up the United States of America. However, if you were asked to name a state (or Nation) within the Union, that no longer exists, could you? On August 23, 1784, in what is now Eastern Tennessee, the
State Nation of Franklin declared its independence and statehood. Representatives gathered and petitioned Congress to declare them to be known as the state “Frankland” or “Franklin”, however, their hopes were dashed when they could not muster the needed two-thirds majority of Congress to approve the statehood measure.
Yesterday was July 4th and the United States of America celebrated the anniversary of its freedom from the rule of King George III. I took note of the posts on social media yesterday, to see if anyone mentioned the reasons behind the split from colonies to independent rule.
Originally published in 2016 during Term 16EW1, by Misty Smith, for HIS-114 U.S. History II: 1865-Present at Southern New Hampshire University.
Originally published in 2016 during Term 16EW5, by Misty Smith, for HIS-113 U.S. History I: 1607-1865 at Southern New Hampshire University.
Originally published on May 29, 2016, by Misty Smith for POL-210 American Politics at Southern New Hampshire University.