Constitution and Government

1796 ConstitutionETHS Content Essays, Primary Sources and Student Activities

Tennessee's Constitutions

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The State of Franklin

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Constitution and Government ETHS Articles

The State of Franklin

Cannon, Walter Faw. “Four Interpretations of the History of the State of Franklin.” The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 22 (1950): 3-18.

Jones, Blake W. “Frontier Diplomacy: The State of Franklin and Its Quest for Independence.” The Journal of East Tennessee History 79 (2007): 41-62.

Additional Related Articles:

Henderson, Cherel Bolin. “Consider Our Distressed Situation and Grant Us Relief: The Story of the South of the French Broad settlements, 1783-1829.” Tennessee Ancestors 17, no. 3 (December 2001): 195-207.

“Some Founders of Campbell’s Station, Tennessee: A Geneaology of Alexander, David, and James Campbell.” Compiled by Laura E. Luttrell. The East Tennessee Historical Society’s Publications 25 (1953): 107-131.