Free State of Jones: Free State of Jones
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Newt Knight announces the formation of the Free State of Jones. This act secedes his county from the Confederacy.

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  1. What are the boundaries of the Free State of Jones?
  2. Upon what principles is the Free State of Jones founded? How does this contrast with the Confederacy?

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