What year was the United States of America founded???
What did the "unions" uniforms read??
United States of America...
I think refering to it as the union and confederacy is half the problem with people forgetting what actually happened...
Somehow they take from that that America wasn't founded until 1866...
America was ALWAYS since its founding referred to as the Union.. because of the line from the US constitution where it says "in order to form a more
As ANY write up on ANY historical source will tell you..
"During the American Civil War (1861–1865), the Union referred to the United States of America and specifically to the national government of
president Abraham Lincoln and the 20 free states and 5 border states that supported it. The Union was opposed by 11 southern slave states that formed
the Confederate States, or "the Confederacy.""
"The secession of the Southern states (in chronological order, South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, Virginia,
Arkansas, Tennessee, and North Carolina) in 1860–61 and the ensuing outbreak of armed hostilities were the culmination of decades of growing
sectional friction over slavery."
"The Civil War is the central event in America's historical consciousness. While the Revolution of 1776-1783 created the United States, the Civil War
of 1861-1865 determined what kind of nation it would be. The war resolved two fundamental questions left unresolved by the revolution: whether the
United States was to be a dissolvable confederation of sovereign states or an indivisible nation with a sovereign national government; and whether
this nation, born of a declaration that all men were created with an equal right to liberty, would continue to exist as the largest slaveholding
country in the world."
"The burning issue that led to the disruption of the union was the debate over the future of slavery. That dispute led to secession, and secession
brought about a war in which the Northern and Western states and territories fought to preserve the Union, and the South fought to establish Southern
independence as a new confederation of states under its own constitution."
Your first post confirms to what I was saying. It all depends on your twisted collective of North vs South or Union vs Confederacy etc. Whereas, you
used America vs South or US vs Confederacy. I mean after all, I can see that you support destroying Confederate statues etc. You would have
construed wordings and perspectives like a terrorist.
Lincoln said, “My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and it is not either to save or to destroy slavery.”
When Lincoln mentions “the Union,” what do you think he means?
Not only that...
Just by Lincoln own words proves all the links you posted above is revisionist history.
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"EVERY SINGLE ACTUAL HISTORIAN thinks I'm wrong and the lost cause propagandists are ridiculous , but I still want to believe that so nuh-uh!!"
You keep saying read a history book, but the people who write history books ALL SAY YOU WRONG..
You really meant watch a white supremacists YouTube channel , they know the truth...
To fake point #2: lincoin means "the union" because America has been referred to as "the union" since it was founded...
"The north became the union to history.. that word that did mean the entire country , became synonymous with the states that didn't commit treason..to
them in their time they were AMERICA.. and the south was America..
BECAUSE AMERICA WAS FOUNDED IN 1776 not 1866!!!!
NOT AT THE END OF THE WAR!!!
Every army soldiers uniform said United States of America...
Every letterhead and document was signed UNITED STATES Of AMERICA!!!
That is literally prob the dumbest thing you have proposed..
Fake point #3. please quote where I EVER said destroy the statues??
Do you think bald face lying about what I have said is a valid counterpoint???
It's a mistake to think the Civil War was any sort of moral crusade by the North.
Slavery and it's extension to any new states threatened the balance of power that had always lain with the South so yes, it's a big part of why the
war ever happened.
People in the North however were just as racist and sometimes more so than their Southern countrymen.
When Lincoln first called up 75,000 volunteers to "restore the law" those joining did so under the pretext of keeping the Union together.
Lincoln had no intention of interfering with slavery where it already existed at the start of the war.
Slavery entered the picture for Lincoln for morals reasons but also as a military expedient by denying them the labor of slaves requiring more men to
do the jobs slaves would have formerly done. Lastly, it was the final push to England out of the war and win their sympathy to the North.
It wasn't until the Union could claim a military victory at Antietam that Lincoln even felt like it would be safe to announce the Emancipation
proclamation. He couldn't afford desertions due to men refusing to fight for the ending of slavery.
The Colonel's huffing about winning the war to the "everlasting glory" of the Army puts an unrealistic moral spin on the reasons the men in the army
If there's anyone to ask it's those who fought and died on a thousand fields east of the Mississippi.
The fact the north had no real interest in screwing with the slavery in the slave states, doesn't validate succession.. it make the south STUPID and
gullible for allowing themselves to be duped by the fire eaters..
The fire eaters convinced the south that the US army was gonna show up on their doorsteps and confiscate all the slaves, right before they forced the
white women to marry them..
It is a tactic southerners still fall for today...
Well, in Mississippi before Civil Rights, we called any state north of TN "dam Yankees."
The correct separation was known as the mason Dixon line. This is what separated northern from southern states. This is why for example Maryland was
discussing joining the confederacy until their legislature was arested.
Yes their were racist's in the north however abolishonists had gained considerable power. This is also done through literature for example uncle Toms
cabin this turned many northerners against slavery. By the way read it if you want to understand the views of the North. To say it wasn't about
slavery is stupid.
The south had all ready seen slavery banned in central America. The French started enforcing their rules in the mediterainian and went as far as
trying to pressure the states to change.part if this was self preservation. They were worried the US would become a power and take their stuff.
Anti slavery was pushed by women in the north and it bloomed into a full movement. So much so even Lincoln had to make promises to win his election.
This scared the south since they heard his campaign and his promises. Lincoln cam actually be blamed for starting the war. He even knew it and didn't
want to be the president that destroyed the Union. Slavery would have eventually ended with or without the civil war Lincoln just sped up the process.
Nope, we’re speaking about your illegitimate historical accounts posted here. Believe it or not, actual historians can be politically motivated, and
most are no different than CNN FAKE NEWS. Yankee Historians are known for making puppets repeat their reconstructive history, much in the same way you
are moved by their hidden strings. I mean, come on, just like the modern college professors we have now, some are Antifa terrorist.
You said, “Watch a white supremacists YouTube channel.”
You’re just hastily generalizing. That channel is also a fan of NCAA college basketball, far from being supremacist. Do you carelessly throw around
“supremacists” when you see a Confederate flag or when you hear Confederate history?
Maybe you have ancestors who fought in the Confederacy; you might consider joining Sons of Confederate Veterans. They encourage the preservation of
history, black or white.
There is no fake point #2. I only asked you what “Union” means. In fact, I knew you would go off on a tangent, as I was only talking about your
words and State Rights. It’s no wonder you’re getting history wrong.
There is also no Fake point #3. I said, “I can see that you support destroying Confederate statues etc.” In your ATS thread, you think destroying
Confederate statues is not like erasing history. If you think that you probably support the destructive ideal of wiping history and statues away.
The major point was from Lincoln about slavery, which kills your reconstructive historian links.
Lincoln said, “My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and it is not either to save or to destroy slavery.”
In full here:
Washington, August 22, 1862.
Hon. Horace Greeley:
I have just read yours of the 19th. addressed to myself through the New-York Tribune. If there be in it any statements, or assumptions of fact, which
I may know to be erroneous, I do not, now and here, controvert them. If there be in it any inferences which I may believe to be falsely drawn, I do
not now and here, argue against them. If there be perceptable in it an impatient and dictatorial tone, I waive it in deference to an old friend, whose
heart I have always supposed to be right.
As to the policy I "seem to be pursuing" as you say, I have not meant to leave any one in doubt.
I would save the Union. I would save it the shortest way under the Constitution. The sooner the national authority can be restored; the nearer the
Union will be "the Union as it was." If there be those who would not save the Union, unless they could at the same time save slavery, I do not agree
with them. If there be those who would not save the Union unless they could at the same time destroy slavery, I do not agree with them. My paramount
object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without
freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and
leaving others alone I would also do that. What I do about slavery, and the colored race, I do because I believe it helps to save the Union; and what
I forbear, I forbear because I do not believe it would help to save the Union. I shall do less whenever I shall believe what I am doing hurts the
cause, and I shall do more whenever I shall believe doing more will help the cause. I shall try to correct errors when shown to be errors; and I
shall adopt new views so fast as they shall appear to be true views.
I have here stated my purpose according to my view of official duty; and I intend no modification of my oft-expressed personal wish that all men
every where could be free.
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There was different types of Tariffs put on the South, some not so high and some sky high. They put high rates on iron and wool etc. Most secession
debates at state level where about The Morrill Tariff.
Those debates resulted in secession in the South to where the Confederacy implemented a much lower tariff on itself. This encouraged the North to
administer military disputes on the Morrill Tariff in the Southern states.
Thus, the fall of Sumter and the blockades of Confederate ports.
It’s pretty black and white; oops I mean plain as day to see how the Civil War started.
In fact, read this from the horse’s mouth.
Abraham Lincoln repeatedly stated the Civil War was caused by tariffs.
"My policy sought only to collect the Revenue (a 40 percent federal sales tax on imports to Southern States under the Morrill Tariff Act of 1861)."
reads paragraph 5 of Lincoln's First Message to the U.S. Congress, penned July 4, 1861.
"I have no purpose, directly or in-directly, to interfere with the institution of slavery in the States where it exists. I believe I have no lawful
right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so,"
Look, I have shown you more than enough proof. If you can’t comprehend how Tariffs where used, or understand Lincoln's words...then I can’t help
This is where I end my discussion, because now this thread is wasting web space and my time. I could go on and on showing you all the proof in the
world, but I’m sure you will still be in denial. So therefore, have a good one.
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originally posted by: amazing
Civil war. 100% about Slavery. Period. Most of the Flash point/tipping point events were even more directly related to Slavery, such as Harper's
Yes there were several incidents people tend to forget today. For examale Representative Preston Brooks brutally beat Senator Charles Sumner after
Sumner gave a fiery speech attacking slavery and its practitioners. Think about this for a minute a senior gives a speach. And a member of the house
of Representatives nearly beats him to death with a Cain in the Capitol building. But normaly a young man he was in his 20s bea ting an old man with a
cane would have created outrage since he beat him so bad he literally suffers brain damage. But instead southerners sent him more cain's and notes
saying he should beat more abolutionists funny thing for southern to say if it wasn't about slavery.
Found the speach figure I would add it here
The senator from South Carolina has read many books of chivalry, and believes himself a chivalrous knight with sentiments of honor and courage. Of
course he has chosen a mistress to whom he has made his vows, and who, though ugly to others, is always lovely to him; though polluted in the sight of
the world, is chaste in his sight—I mean the harlot, slavery. For her his tongue is always profuse in words. Let her be impeached in character, or
any proposition made to shut her out from the extension of her wantonness, and no extravagance of manner or hardihood of assertion is then too great
for this senator.
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