The State of Franklin was an autonomous, secessionist United States territory created, not long after the end of the American Revolution, from territory that later was ceded by North Carolina to the federal government. Throughout the world there are many cities that were once national Capitals but no longer have that status because the country ceased to exist the capital was moved or the capital Greeneville is a town in Greene County, Tennessee, United States. English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States For the government of parliamentary systems see Executive (government. A republic is a State or Country that is not led by a hereditary Monarch, but in which the people (or at least a part of its people have impact on its A governor is a governing official usually the executive (at least nominally to different degrees also politically and administratively of a non-sovereign level of government John Sevier ( 23 September 1745 25 September 1815) served four years (1785–1789 as the only governor of the State of Franklin David Campbell may refer to David Campbell (Virginia (1779 –1859 Governor of Virginia David Campbell (Manitoba politician Events 79 - Mount Vesuvius begins stirring on the feast day of Vulcan the Roman god of fire An autonomous area is an area of a Country that has a degree of Autonomy, or freedom from an external authority Secession (derived from the Latin term secessio is the act of withdrawing from an organization union or especially a political entity United States territory is any extent of Region under the Jurisdiction of the federal Government of the United States, including all In this article the inhabitants of the thirteen colonies that supported the American Revolution are primarily referred to as "Americans" with occasional references to "Patriots" North Carolina ( is a state located on the Atlantic Seaboard in the southeastern United States Franklin's territory later became part of the state of Tennessee. Tennessee ( is a state located in the Southern United States. Franklin was never officially admitted into the Union of the United States and existed for only four years. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the
As the federal Congress was heavily in debt at the close of the Revolutionary War, the state of North Carolina voted, in April 1784, "to give Congress the 29,000,000 acres (117,000 km²) lying between the Allegheny Mountains (as the entire Appalachian range was then called) and the Mississippi river. The Congress of the Confederation or the United States in Congress Assembled was the governing body of the United States of America from March 1, In this article the inhabitants of the thirteen colonies that supported the American Revolution are primarily referred to as "Americans" with occasional references to "Patriots" Year 1784 ( MDCCLXXXIV) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year The Allegheny Mountain Range (also spelled Alleghany and Allegany) &mdash informally the Alleghenies &mdash is part of the vast Appalachian The Appalachian Mountains ( often called the Appalachians, are a vast system of mountains in eastern North America. The Mississippi River is the second longest River in the United States, with a length of from its source in Lake Itasca in Minnesota to " This did not please the Watauga settlers who had gained an earnest foothold on the Cumberland River at Fort Nashborough. The Watauga Association (sometimes referred to as the Republic of Watauga or the Watauga Settlement) was a semi-autonomous government from 1772 to 1777 in what is The Cumberland River is an important waterway in the Southern United States. Fort Nashborough was the Stockade for the settlement that became the city of Nashville Tennessee. They feared Congress might in desperation sell the territory to a foreign power such as France or Spain. This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. Spain () or the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España is a country located mostly in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. A few months later the legislature of North Carolina withdrew its gift, and again took charge of its western land because it feared the land would not be used to pay the debts of Congress. These North Carolina law makers also "ordered judges to hold court in the western counties, arranged to enroll a brigade of soldiers, and appointed John Sevier to command it. John Sevier ( 23 September 1745 25 September 1815) served four years (1785–1789 as the only governor of the State of Franklin "
The spirit of the American Revolution was still very much a part of the frontier world view, and increasing dissatisfaction with the government of North Carolina by citizens in the territory west of the Alleghenies led to calls for the establishment of a separate state. On August 23, 1784, delegates from the North Carolina counties of Washington, Sullivan, Spencer (now Hawkins) and Greene — all counties in present-day Tennessee — convened in the town of Jonesborough and declared the lands independent of North Carolina. Events 79 - Mount Vesuvius begins stirring on the feast day of Vulcan the Roman god of fire Washington County is a County located in the US state of Tennessee. Sullivan County is a County located in the US state of Tennessee. Hawkins County is a County located in the US state of Tennessee. Greene County is a County located in the US state of Tennessee. Tennessee ( is a state located in the Southern United States. Jonesborough is a town in and the County seat of Washington County, Tennessee, in the southeastern United States.
On May 16, 1785, a delegation from these counties submitted a petition for statehood to the United States Congress. Events 1204 - Baldwin IX Count of Flanders is crowned as the first Emperor of the Latin Empire. Year 1785 ( MDCCLXXXV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common The United States Congress is the bicameral Legislature of the federal government of the United States of America, consisting of two houses Seven states voted to admit the tiny state under the proposed name Frankland. Though a majority, the number of states voting in favor fell short of the two-thirds majority required to admit a territory to statehood under the Articles of Confederation. An absolute majority or majority of the entire membership (in American English, a Supermajority Voting requirement is a Voting basis The Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union, also the Articles of Confederation was the governing Constitution of the alliance of thirteen independent and In an attempt to curry favor for their cause, leaders changed the name to "Franklin" after Benjamin Franklin, and even initiated a correspondence with the patriot to sway him to support them. Benjamin Franklin ( April 17 1790 was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America. Franklin politely refused.
Locally, a constitution that disallowed lawyers, doctors and preachers from election to the legislature was rejected by plebiscite. Thereafter, a constitution modeled on that of North Carolina was adopted with few changes, and the state was called Franklin.
A temporary government was assembled at Greeneville. Greeneville is a town in Greene County, Tennessee, United States. After a swift election, John Sevier became governor and David Campbell judge of the Superior Court. A governor is a governing official usually the executive (at least nominally to different degrees also politically and administratively of a non-sovereign level of government Greeneville was declared the permanent capital. The first legislature met in December 1785; Landon Carter (not to be confused with the identically named Virginian planter who kept a diary) was the Speaker of the Senate, and Thomas Talbot its clerk. The term speaker is a title often given to the presiding officer of a legislative body In the United States of America, a state legislature is a generic term referring to the legislative body of any of the country's 50 states. Thomas Talbot is a human name and may refer to Thomas Joseph Talbot, Roman Catholic bishop Thomas Talbot 2nd Viscount Lisle (1443-1470 William Gage was Speaker of the House of Representatives, and Thomas Chapman served as House Clerk. William Gage may refer to Sir William Gage 2nd Baronet (c1651–1727 Sir William Gage 7th Baronet (1695–1744 Sir William House of Representatives is the name of any of many legislative bodies in many countries and sub-national states Thomas Daniel Chapman (1815 &ndash 17 February 1884) was the Premier of Tasmania from 2 August, 1861 until 20 January
The legislature made treaties with the Indian tribes in the area, opened courts, incorporated and annexed five new counties (see map above), and fixed taxes and officers' salaries. Native Americans in the United States are the indigenous peoples from the regions of North America now encompassed by the continental United States Barter was the economic system both de facto and de jure, and anything in common use among the people was allowed to be paid to settle debts, including foreign money, corn, tobacco, apple brandy, and skins (Sevier himself was paid in deer hides). Barter is a type of Trade in which goods or services are directly exchanged Citizens were granted a two-year reprieve on paying taxes, but this lack of currency and economic infrastructure slowed development and created confusion. A currency is a unit of exchange, facilitating the transfer of Goods and/or services It is one form of Money, where money is
The year 1786 was the beginning of the end of the small state. Year 1786 ( MDCCLXXXVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Franklin was placed in a precarious position by not being admitted to the United States. The new "state" never met the Union admission requirements. Because it shunned North Carolina's claims of sovereignty over it, Franklin did not have the benefit of either the national army or the North Carolina militia. Sovereignty is the exclusive Right to control a Government, a country, a people or oneself North Carolina offered to waive all back taxes if Franklin would reunite with its government. When this offer was not accepted, North Carolina moved in troops under the leadership of Col. John Tipton and established its own government in the region. The two rival administrations competed side by side for several months. Loyalties were divided among local residents. The only "battle" between Sevier's supporters and those of Tipton was fought in 1788 at Col. Tipton's farm which has been preserved as the Tipton-Haynes Historic Site in Johnson City, Tennessee. Johnson City is a city in Carter, Sullivan, and Washington Counties in the U
Becoming desperate over the Franklin government's inability to function due to economic problems, Sevier sought a loan from the Spanish government, and along with James White attempted to place Franklin under Spanish rule. Spain () or the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España is a country located mostly in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. James White ( June 16, 1749 &ndash October 1809 was an American physician lawyer and politician The North Carolina government was absolutely opposed to any foreign nation gaining a foothold in Franklin and ordered its officials to arrest Sevier. Sevier's supporters freed him from a local jail but Sevier decided to turn himself in February 1788. North Carolina was lenient and the only punishment given Sevier was to require him to swear an oath of allegiance to North Carolina.
In late March 1788, the Cherokee, Chickamauga and Chickasaw nations collectively began to attack white American settlements in Franklin with abandon. The Cherokee (ᎠᏂᏴᏫᏯ a-ni-yv-wi-ya, in the Cherokee language) are a people native to North America, who at the time of European contact The Chickasaw' are Native American people originally from the Southeastern United States (Mississippi Alabama Tennessee These Indian attacks led the short-lived state to settle its differences with North Carolina very quickly, so their militia might aid in driving out the Native American attackers. Native Americans in the United States are the indigenous peoples from the regions of North America now encompassed by the continental United States
As of 1790, the government of the State of Franklin had collapsed entirely and the territory was firmly back under the control of North Carolina. Tennessee ( is a state located in the Southern United States. Sevier was elected to the North Carolina legislature to represent the region. Soon thereafter, the state once again ceded the area that would soon become Tennessee to the national government to form the Southwest Territory. The Southwest Territory, formally known as the Territory South of the River Ohio, was a historic Organized territory of the United States corresponding John Sevier became Tennessee's first governor, and John Tipton signed the Tennessee Constitution as the representative from Washington County. The Constitution of the State of Tennessee defines the form structure activities character and fundamental rules (and means for changing them of the U Washington County is a County located in the US state of Tennessee.