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Originally posted by sealing
Originally posted by NOTurTypical
reply to post by NJoyZ
The first Civil War wasn't started over slavery. It was a war for southern independence.edit on 31-1-2013 by NOTurTypical because: (no reason given)
To keep slaves.
Originally posted by NJoyZ
If people in the south know this, how come we've never heard from all of the confederate flag flyers about the conspiracy that the war was not about slavery? I though't I'd heard just about every major conspiracy out there, but that's a totally new one.
Originally posted by burdman30ott6
reply to post by jimmiec
Why? Ask yourself a simple question: Why did they rip apart a country to "prohibit" slavery only to turn around and institute essentially the same situation, only with the slaves now widely distributed to the industrial hubs of the North where labor was needed?
Nothing you just posted offers ending slavery as the cause of the war. "Ending" slavery was a tool used to reach the point the Northern Republicans were wanting to reach... that point being a power and influence shift away from the South. It is a lot easier to become the global powerhouse in textiles, metals, and technology when you have the same core of people running both the material suppliers and the production factories. Had it remained as it was before the war, the South would have seen their fortunes continue to grow as the North not only had labor shortages, but would have also been forced to pay the South for the materials they needed in equal proportion to the demands for the final product. That cuts into the bottom line and we cannot have that, eh?
The pace of immigration also stimulated economic growth while increasing differences between North and South. Immigrants, mostly from Europe at this time, supplied low-cost labor and had an enormous impact on the Industrial Revolution in America. Most immigrants settled in the North where jobs were available. The use of standard, interchangeable parts, especially important in the manufacture of guns, clocks, and sewing machines, allowed the nation to advance technologically by using unskilled workers. The pace of immigration slowed during the Civil War but the North's victory in 1865 and the growing demand for cheap and plentiful labor increased the flow of immigration in the post war years.
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