On February 1, 1861, Texas voted to secede from the Union. They’d only been a state for 15 years and weren’t altogether sure which other states they should emulate. When Washington, DC asked them why they wanted to secede, Texas said, “Well, Alabama and Louisiana did it. They also said if I joined their new club, I’d be allowed to own slaves and use them as really cheap, and I mean CHEAP labor and it’d give my poor whites and Mexicans someone to look down on.” Washington said, “But that’s wrong,” and Texas replied, “What part of cheap didn’t you understand?”
Then again, in their high school yearbook, Texas had been voted "Most Likely to Secede". Share this post to find out which states were voted "Cutest" and "Wittiest".