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Dawg

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EXACTLY and the Last Slave was freed years after the war in the NORTH
 

Ms. Truth

Council Member
There were many reasons for the Civil War.

As with all wars there is never just a single one.

The main issue was control of congress with the new states coming in. The South felt that if slavery was outlawed then their say in Congress would be overshadowed by the "North" and they would have their lives dictated by people who were not part of their culture.

Commerce was another big one with the North controlling most of the goods the South produced with their factories and shipping.

Honestly, slavery was not really a major reason for the war but history has changed it to that in what I like to call the Star Wars effect where you need to have a good v. evil situation.
 

EatTheRich

President
There were many reasons for the Civil War.

As with all wars there is never just a single one.

The main issue was control of congress with the new states coming in. The South felt that if slavery was outlawed then their say in Congress would be overshadowed by the "North" and they would have their lives dictated by people who were not part of their culture.

Commerce was another big one with the North controlling most of the goods the South produced with their factories and shipping.

Honestly, slavery was not really a major reason for the war but history has changed it to that in what I like to call the Star Wars effect where you need to have a good v. evil situation.
1st issue you mention is about slavery. 2nd issue is too since slavery was the mean reason industrialization was retarded in the South.

Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, Karl Marx, Confederate VP Alexander Stephens, and most state secession ordinances explicitly said the war was about slavery; every secession ordinance mentioned the interests of the slaveholding states.

Even if it was not about slavery for the Conservative Republicans, Union Democrats, and Constitutional Unionists in the north, it soon became about slavery for the slaves, who took an active part in their own emancipation by carrying out guerrilla work for the Union, escaping to behind Union lines, taking advantages of differences in the Union ranks and among the officers to fight for freedom within the U.S. Army, and fighting to turn the war into a crusade of emancipation.

It was about slavery for the workers in England whose mass meetings so alarmed the ruling establishment that they halted their plans to intervene on the Confederate side and keep the cheap cotton flowing.

It was about slavery because it decided whether a nation “conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal” was to be defeated by one founded “on the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery subordination to the superior race is his natural and normal condition.”
 
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