"The longer you learn about the American Civil War you learn that the South was right"
Please can you lay out your opening arguments in the first round as I don't even know where to start.
I accept your debate
In the south just before the war forty percent of the population were slaves and the white population of the south benefited hugely from this .
The north's main issue with the south was slavery, northern juries would systematically free runaway slaves . This caused problems for the south and was the major reason for succession.
While nationalism and patriotism was used by the confederates the real goal was the sustaining of the south's slave based economy.
What this quote means.
That the South didn't give up any fights agaist Northern tarift and fought for their rights nomader what will come their way.
The South left the Union to become a nation of less taxes and goverment. Northern states like Maryland and Delaware didn't secede but have slave population.
The United States hated the CSA because of their right to secede and how they wanted to save the union
It is ironic how you confederates try to use libertarian ideology to back yourselves up. Freedom does not mean the right to be own others as slaves but the right not to be owned as a slave. And I don't know where you got the idea of less taxes from, the south had more taxes than the north .
No that wasn't what the war was about, it was about the economy and the south's economy was based on slave labour.
"Northern states like Maryland and Delaware didn't secede but have slave population."
Delaware had abolished slavery in all but name by the time the war broke out . Maryland still had slavery, you are correct but the vast majority of slaves were in the south and the south was willing to die for its right to own other human beings as property.
 Kolchin 1994, pp. 81"82.
Its just common sense, you've got industrial states that ran of the cost of women, children and men working in the mills as in the South you got black slaves that were giving a home on the plantation. Northern states taxed the Southern states to pay for the mills and however worked there too.
Delaware had abolished slavery in all but name by the time the war broke out
Delaware didn't abolish slavery till the late 1800's being the second to last state to ratify the 13th amendment before Mississippi. Most of the states population remand in the Northern portion of the state where textile mills flourished. Farther South slavery was legal but was not common, making a slave population less than 4,000.
The confederate states did have higher taxes and Delaware had one of the smallest slave populations throughout all the states.
The south's economy was based on slave labour and that was what they were fighting to protect
30% of the Southern white population was slave owning but buy the War between the States the population got the 12%. Till around 1862 making it around 6% till they were freed by the Confederacy.
Two of the slave states realized that they were too close to the northern states to not be conquered if war broke out
Maryland vote passed for secession but the it failed because Lincoln sent troops down to Annapolis to jail the seccessioist and Governer Hicks.
Maryland's state song is also pro Confederate writen during the Baltimore riot
Maryland, My Maryland
The despot's heel is on thy shore,
A341 forfeited this round.
Sad, I wanted to hear his last words
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