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Imagine what would be, if history had occurred a bit differently. Who says it didn't, somewhere? These fictional news items explore that possibility. Written by Alternate Historian
Editor says, what if John Calhoun had led a second unsuccessful bid for American independence? muses Eric Lipps. Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s). This article is part of the Liberty Fails thread.
In 1841,the Second American Insurrection [against the British Empire] ends with the capture of the last of its leaders, "provisional president" John Calhoun.
Calhoun CapturedThe South Carolina native is arrested in East Florida while attempting to take passage aboard a ship bound for Cuba. He will be executed for treason a month later.
Disorganized rebel bands will continue to operate throughout the formerly slaveholding South for years, often under banners based on the so-called "Eagle and Stars" adopted as the flag of the "United Commonwealths of America" declared by the rebels. This emblem featured an eagle with wings outspread, one claw clutching a set of arrows and the other an olive branch, surrounded by a wreath of stars, one for each commonwealth of the Union, on a blue field.
Editor says, this event never occurred at all in our history. It's a "butterfly" following the collapse of the American Revolution in the 1770s because of Southern rejection of the Declaration of Independence. Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.