The Mysterious Lost State of Franklin

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Video duration: 26:11Expires: 09/21/13Video has closed captioning.

Trace the creation and demise of the State of Franklin, a pivotal yet oft-forgotten post-Revolutionary War rebellion and attempted secession. When North Carolina ceded its western land to the U.S. government, some of the citizens of this ceded territory began their own government, calling themselves the State of Franklin.