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Causes Of Anti Secession

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The main arguments that people have who are anti secession are that the new-formed state is not powerful enough on their own and that there is the potential to lose their constitutional rights. An example of the first point would be when Maine was first talking about seceding to create their own state, but Shay’s rebellion had just occurred in Massachusetts. Maine saw the damage and all that it took to put down the rebellion and Maine knew that they did not have the power to defeat an uprising like that. But all Maine had to do was wait and build up its power and create an army and by the time Maine got it’s statehood, Maine would be able to fend off attacks. This argument eventually becomes invalid, as it is only good for so long as states
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