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lj gonya says
Ok but you didn't answer the question
Ok. The Articles of Confederation give the states sovereignty, but they also make it illegal for any state to secede unless the Articles are abolished. So, given that, secession is illegal. The question of treason has always been a matter of opinion.
The Articles of Confederation were abolished in 1789. The issue of the secession has never been resolved; the Supreme's sole ruling against it was a highly disputable Radical Republican one in 1869.
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