The Fourteenth Amendment and the Unconstitutionality of Secession, 45 Akron L. Rev. 479 (2012)
The article presents information on the secession of Virginia from the U.S. Union Army. According to historical study of the constitutional evolution of citizenship, the Civil War signified a struggle over the nature of the community created in 1789. It informs that the Civil War itself and the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. constitution, helped to resolve the previously contested issue of the relative priority of state and national allegiance.