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originally posted by: mamabeth
a reply to: Krazysh0t
Slavery was not the center piece of the civil war! The southern states leaving the union
was the real cause of the war.The slavery issue was an excuse used to justify it.
originally posted by: cenpuppie
a reply to: Semicollegiate
You REALLY need to go and read the letters of succession those states made. Some states, like South Caolina, told you they were leaving because they wanted to keep their slaves.
Others states did it cuz they felt the gov was over reaching. But the fear of losing their slaves is what caused the south to wig out and leave the union for the most part.
Wilson's Fourteen Points
Wilson's Fourteen Points were democratic, liberal, enlightened, and progressive - a new type of treaty designed to make peace forever secure. The key aspects of his propositions were to disallow secret treaties in the future, allow freedom of the seas, provide for arms reduction, allow the self-determination of nations, and to establish the League of Nations, which Wilson saw as a key instrument to prevent future war.