posted on Jul, 10 2012 @ 07:40 PM
Obviously, the U.S. would have been much better if there had never been a Civil War.
On the slavery situation, the founding fathers blew it when they allowed slavery to be legal after July 4, 1776. They could have specifically
abolished slavery and made it a crime. Yes, sworn in U.S. officers (federals) would have had to go out and enforce that law, but it would have been a
lot easier than a Civil War in the 1860s. It would even have been cheaper to pay the slave owners a stipend for releasing their slaves and in addition
paid the former slaves restitution so they could get a new start in life.
I don't know if the Indian Wars could have been avoided, but I do know that the U.S. did not honor the treaties. If all the treaties with Native
Americans had been honored, it may have been possible to co-exist peacefully.
On the states' rights issue, there should have been checks and balances put in place so that there would have been less centralized government from
the U.S. capitol and more states' rights. However, slavery went against the Declaration of Independence and therefore should not have been tolerated
in the states. If enforcement would have led to a Civil War in the late 1700s, then so be it. The country would have seen a lot less death and
destruction in the 1700s compared to the meat grinder and raging fires of the 1800s. The slaves were freed 100 years too late, in my opinion.