Anytime they want
Bad times only
I don't know
Secession was legal as has been explained. Once a state secedes it no longer answers to the former union period. And, the seceding states did not secede to wage war. They seceded to seek peace and prosperity out of the union where they were treated as unequals. The North then waged war to bring them back.
The radicals were in the North, and in the white house.
No, the Southern States ratified the constitution delegating certain powers over to the Central govt. Delegated, in that they were not surrendered. They could be taken back.
The North renigged as it flouted the constitution and looked to a higher law to attack the souths slavery which was protected by the constitution.
recognize, recognise [ˈrɛkəgˌnaɪz]
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) to give formal acknowledgment of the status or legality of (a government, an accredited representative, etc.)
5. To accept officially the national status of as a new government.
The US never "recognized" the Southern states right to form a separate country.In International Law, the term recognition refers to the formal acknowledgment by one state that another state exists as a separate and independent government. Recognition is not a mere technicality. A state has no status among nations until it is recognized by other states, in spite of the fact that it might possess all other attributes of a state, including a definable territory and population, a recognizable government, and a certain amount of continuity or stability.
The decision to recognize a new national government is a political act that is in the discretion of the officials who are responsible for foreign policy. In the United States, the president makes the decision to recognize a country and can do so by making a formal announcement or by having another official, such as the Secretary of State, make the announcement for him. Recognition can also be informal, such as by opening negotiations with a new state or exchanging diplomats with it.
A nation is not truly sovereign and independent unless other nations recognize its sovereignty. Formal recognition operates to assure a new state that it will be permitted to hold its place and rank as an independent political body among the nations.
Recognition takes effect from the time it is given as if the state had always existed, and a new government can carry forward international projects initiated by the old government it replaces.
Many difficulties come into play when a government is not recognized. For example, an unrecognized government is not entitled to participate in diplomatic negotiations or to have its laws applied in lawsuits or in jurisdictions.
The term recognition is also used in relation to armed conflicts. If a state of belligerency is recognized, then the law of war applies with all of its protections for prisoners of war and noncombatants. Recognition of a state of belligerency ordinarily comes from an uninvolved state that declares itself neutral. A neutral country is able to recognize a state of belligerency and carry on trade and diplomatic relations with both sides of the conflict.
recognition legal definition of recognition. recognition synonyms by the Free Online Law Dictionary.
Here's a pop quiz question for you. Who was the first country to officially "recognize" the US as an independent sovereign nation?
Last edited by Moot; 05-28-12 at 03:45 AM.
I give. Who?
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2) The Southern states did not secede to engage in peace and prosperity out of the Union. Rather, they sought to engage in the inhumane exploitation of the slave population. Which is inherently violent.
Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.