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Was the American Civil War fought because of slavery? More than 150 years later this remains a controversial question.... Why? Because many people dont want to believe that the citizens of the Southern states were willing to fight and die to preserve a morally repugnant institution. There has to be another reason we are told. There isnt.
So I call on all the the right wingers and moderates on this site, to please stop trying to use the excuse and the notion that slavery was an afterthought and not the main driving force behind the Civil War.
originally posted by: pheonix358
WHy don't you all find out who threw the African people into slavery in the first place.
Try researching honest history.
What about the 'left-wingers' who cling to the party that wanted to uphold slavery?
If that doesn't get you to see how the Civil-War wasn't simple black and white, I'm not sure what will.
Article I Section 9(4) No bill of attainder, ex post facto law, or law denying or impairing the right of property in negro slaves shall be passed.
Article IV Section 2(1) The citizens of each State shall be entitled to all the privileges and immunities of citizens in the several States; and shall have the right of transit and sojourn in any State of this Confederacy, with their slaves and other property; and the right of property in said slaves shall not be thereby impaired.
Article IV Section 3(3) The Confederate States may acquire new territory; and Congress shall have power to legislate and provide governments for the inhabitants of all territory belonging to the Confederate States, lying without the limits of the several states; and may permit them, at such times, and in such manner as it may by law provide, to form states to be admitted into the Confederacy. In all such territory, the institution of negro slavery as it now exists in the Confederate States, shall be recognized and protected by Congress, and by the territorial government: and the inhabitants of the several Confederate States and Territories, shall have the right to take to such territory any slaves lawfully held by them in any of the states or territories of the Confederate states.
originally posted by: Domo1
It was about a lot of things, including slavery, everyone needs to STFU.
originally posted by: darkbake
As a side, most of the Democrats who were racist in the past have moved to the Republican Party. I read about the Republicans picking up a lot of Democrats sometime in the later 1900's - basically the religious, racist types switched parties.
originally posted by: Oldtimer2
a reply to: Lucidparadox
What else is new,thats the story they told us in high school,the history is just how the government is dishonest,and I laug at you because you read 1 article,and your convinced,try more then one liberal source,your story is BS