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Originally posted by Xenopathic Investigator
Originally posted by Carseller4
Originally posted by mnemeth1
reply to post by Miraj
America was at one time a post-colonial imperialist state. People are greedy and selfish. If they can make a dime on someone else's blood and sweat then so be it.
You can look to the Rothschilds. They financed both sides of the Civil War as well as others.
Not all people are greedy and selfish. There are still the philanthropists and compassionate, caring people behind the scenes.
From the declarations from the Confederates themselves. They left the Union inorder to preserve the 'blessings of slavery'. Now you can by all means argue that Lincoln was a racist or that the North had no intention of aboloshing slavery at that immediate time, but the facts still remain the same, the South left because of fear the Feds would force them to abolish slavery.
No, im sorry but that will not happen. The facts of history will remain.
The declaration of those Southern states were clear over their motives for leaving.
That reasoning alone still does not excuse their reasoning for the South attempting to break off over that reason.
Originally posted by DINSTAAR
And the North considered secession an act of rebellion and acted in a fashion to provoke an attack at Fort Sumter.
Maybe it is because I went to school in the North in a town that has the "Blue Jackets" as a name of one of their professional sports teams, but I was always told that the Civil War was a war over the legitimacy of slavery.