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Leave Me ALONE: States That Wanted to Secede

By Ashley Brooke Roberts Jan 30, 2014

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This is the United States of America! Ain’t it purty? So many different shapes coming together to make one big ole’ quilt for Uncle Sam and Aunt Liberty to snuggle under during the winter months. Looking at it now, you might think the pattern of states’ boarders seems natural and obvious. Like, “Of course they fit together! It would be chaos anyway else!” WELL. That wasn't always the case. In fact, the border of the country and some states have been changed and threatened over our nation's history due to individual states attempting to secede.

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Ashley Brooke Roberts

Ashley Brooke Roberts is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actor living in Brooklyn. She's a performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater and can usually be found smiling at random dogs on the street. Follow her on twitter at @AshleyBRoberts.

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