Ordinance to Dissolve the Union between the State of Alabama and other states united under the compact styled "The Constitution of the United States of America" Broadside
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The collection contains a lithographic copy of the State of Alabama's ordinance that severed its ties with the United States on January 11, 1861.
- 1861 January 11
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After the failure of the National Democratic Convention to adopt the "Alabama Platform" (which declared that neither Congress nor the government of a territory had the right to interfere with slavery in a territory) and the election of Abraham Lincoln, Alabama governor Andrew B. Moore, as instructed previously by the state legislature, immediately called a state convention. Although there was some opposition to secession, mainly in the northern part of the state, on January 11, 1861, in Montgomery, Alabama, the State of Alabama adopted the ordinances of secession.
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Alabama's ordinance of secession, 1861
purchased from Bartleby's Books, 2014
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- Guide to the "Ordinance to Dissolve the Union between the State of Alabama and ... the United States of America" Broadside
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