posted on Jul, 2 2004 @ 02:02 AM
How connected is slavery with the cause of the "War of Northern Agression"?
I'll just leave this simple question to be discussed through-out this thread.
I was originally going to post a different thread, and had written much but decided my original idea was too narrow and needed to be more broadly
To me, I don't think slavery was even remotely a key issue, I believe it was kindling for a fire and nothing more. A part of the causes, that
without, the Civil War may still have happend, but also it may have been averted. If anyone thinks that slavery had nothing to do with the cause of
the Civil War aka War Between the States aka War of Northern Aggression, do try and ellaborate as I can not figure how without slavery the war would
be anything short (if it would happen at all) of the North attempting to seceed to protect its industry from the agrarian States.
Also, how important was slavery to the causes of the Civil War, and to the consequences of it?
I believe here that slavery merely gave a cover to an atrocious crime, while the slaves were freed the Union, the States, and thus all the people of
the nation became enslaved to their Federal masters.