Today in History–June 8–the Library of Congress features Tennessee, which voted in favor of secession by two-to-one on this date in 1861. Tennessee resident and future president Andrew Johnson broke with his party over this issue. Find out more about about this era by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access thousands of Tennessee state primary sources from the Library.
Tennessee primary source set with Teacher’s Guide
Pictorial Americana: Selected images of Tennessee
Tennessee stories from America’s Library
Places in Civil War History: Tennessee Secession and Fortress Monroe Worlds Revealed blog May 11, 2017