The Civil War Was About Slavery

Dred Scott. Oil on canvas by Louis Schultze, 1888. Acc. # 1897.9.1. Missouri Historical Society Museum Collections. Photograph by David Schultz, 1999. NS 23864. Photograph and scan (c) 1999-2006, Missouri Historical Society.

Dred Scott. Oil on canvas by Louis Schultze, 1888. Acc. # 1897.9.1. Missouri Historical Society Museum Collections. Photograph by David Schultz, 1999. NS 23864. Photograph and scan (c) 1999-2006, Missouri Historical Society.

Tim Fall,
Davis, CA.

There are still people – in the North and the South – who will tell you the Civil War was fought over states’ rights. They are wrong. It was fought over slavery. Any other issue comes in a distant second: http://wp.me/p2EmLc-1Kx

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  • Zuni

    The United States civil was over States sovereignty and anyone not a Black Supremacist knows and accepts this. President Abraham Lincoln freed slaves ONLY in rebel states because he wanted to punish the rebel states for insubordination. He did not do the same in states that had wisely remained in the Union. He openly and repeatedly stated “If I could preserve the Union by freeing all slaves then I would do it and if I could preserve the Union by freeing some slaves but not others I would also do it. Alas, if it were possible to preserve the Union while freeing no slaves then I would.” President Lincoln ONLY cared about reconquering the provinces in rebellion, regardless of what he had to do to accomplish this. Slavery was on its’ out in the Americas as a whole by that time and wouldn’t have lasted much longer in the United States either anyway.

 

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