“…it must not be forgotten, that the state of Connecticut is a free and sovereign and independent state…” Connecticut state assembly…Oh really?
New England states claimed their right to secession on several occasions, when it was in their interest. These included New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Connecticut.
In 1803 when they opposed the Louisiana Purchase. Then again when Thomas Jefferson instituted a trade embargo in 1807, which hurt the shipping trade with Britton; New Englanders nullified the embargo act, after deeming it unconstitutional.
Nullification is the right of sovereign states to cancel federal laws, when the government overstepped its constitutional bounds.
They again threatened secession during the war of 1812 … The Connecticut state assembly issued a statement containing the following words: “…it must not be forgotten, that the state of Connecticut is a free and sovereign and independent state…”
The South’s independence, sovereignty, right to secede and to nullify laws were all denied.