posted on Jun, 27 2004 @ 11:54 PM
LoL before that de-rails my crucial and important thread
by the way the whole topic is "(The tragedy that was the Civil War)"
Anyways, you should make that your own thread Advisor
Some kinda "presidential speech contest.
And back on topic...Technically it wasn't the "Civil War". The South had not problems within its borders, it was a solid independent nation from
1861 to 1865.
The North on the other hand, was wrought with civil disorder, Lincoln had more than 50,000 political prisoners and if you think the 1st Amendment
mattered, nah, he closed down any seditionist press.
There were also active rebellions going on in the North against what was seen as "Federal usurpation of power" but no such things in the South.
The Nation had to hold together, it's a shame though that someone killed what the Nation meant.
We should take back what it meant.