posted on Jan, 12 2010 @ 07:14 PM
The US Civil War can be traced back to the Mexican War. After winning this conflict it opened up new territories...would they be slave or free? After
almost starting the war 10 years early, the "Great Compromise of 1850" stated that all states below a certain parallel, can't remember, were to be
slave, all above to be free...to maintain balance of legislative power in Congress.(Please forgive me, writing this off top of my head)
By 1856-57, Missourri was a state and Kansas Territory was to be the new state. Well, since Missourri was above this parallell , there was renewed
contoversy about free or slave state. The border wars broke out there and "Kansas,Bloody Kansas" came to be.
By 1960, slavery was a political hot potato spurred on by the sensational book'Uncle tom's Cabin" which portrayed the terrible plight of
slaves...in both the South and the NORTH.
Further, tariffs, export/import taxes which were meant to help the Northern States conversely hurt the Southern states in trade with England and
France. This created much resentment in the South, and many felt (Kinda like now) that the federal government was overstepping it's Constitutional
limits and interferring in the business of the states...ie States Rights. One of which was Slavery.
Many in the South felt the Federal government had it in for the south and if the benign President Buchannan was replaced with Abe Lincoln, then the
full weight of the US government would weigh down on the South and its way of life.
After Lincoln won the election in fall 1860, 7 Southern states met in Montgomery, Alabama and formed the Confederate States of America. From the
beginning, it was primarily a political and economic decision built on free foreign trade, states rights to self determination, slavery being an
integral part as it was a free labor source and the basis for so much agrarian wealth in Dixie.
By April 1861, Lincoln was in office and trying to organize a response to this secessionist movement, which had grown full blown because
Pres.Buchannan had done nothing. After the firings on Fort Sumter in SC Lincoln saw armed revolt, and as the 7 Southern states seized US armories,
forts, logistics, naval and supply yards he called for the neighboring states to mobilize its militias to put down the rebellion and restore order.
This played into the fears of those Southern states that had hesitated joining the Confederacy, and not wanting to shoot down their own countrymen of
like mind and spirit... they too joined the CSA.
Obviously, entire volumes have been written on this subject and this is the breifest of narratives.
As for the idea of conspiracy or outside influence, I do find it suspect that the Rothchilds heirs left Germany and one son set up a bank in England
loaning to the CSA, and the other set up a bank in NY and loaned to the USA.
Please accept my apologies for any oversight as this was written off the cuff...