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Was the Civil War about slavery in your opinion?

Asked by: Adam2
  • Indirectly, Yes. Are we clear?

    Now, was slavery the exact reason for conflict? No, it wasn't. Firing on Fort Sumter was the direct issue. The direct issue that caused that was the Federal garrison refusing to leave. What caused that was the Federal Government's response to secession, which was caused by secession, which was caused by a state's rights movement, which was caused by a fear of the Republican Party, because of Abolitionism, which was all about... Slavery.

    So directly the war wasn't about slavery. But the foundation of the war was about slavery.

  • The Civil War was in fact about slavery!

    The South expelled itself from the Union because the North outlawed slavery in new western territories. The South saw this as an issue of State's right, which revolved around the subject of slavery. It was the catalyst that caused the South to secede and the North to fight to preserve to Union.

  • The confederate states of America didn't agree with slavery in the United states of America.

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  • Because they have guns and they look mad

    Because when a person has a gun and another person has a gun and ther mad it does look like yeah dude youre about be dead but there gonna be dead thanks again at haleigh.Teddlie@gmail .Com
    and also just saying you are about to dead when there that close so bye

  • Because they have guns and they look mad

    Because when a person has a gun and another person has a gun and ther mad it does look like yeah dude youre about be dead but there gonna be dead thanks again at haleigh.Teddlie@gmail .Com
    and also just saying you are about to dead when there that close so bye

  • Yes ok yes

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  • I see it this way

    You can disagree with me all you want. But the area known as Darien, GA, was really a Scottish colony. As a matter of fact, many of the colonies of what would become the Southern USA were originally Scottish or Spanish. Here's the catch, slavery would only be legal in the Southern region of the USA when the English took it over. The Scottish, and even the Spanish, don't have the history of this that the English have. To me the Civil War was Scottish rebels, who had nothing to do with slavery, overriding an English tyrant. When the mostly English Union, because the North was English. And the slaveowners in the South were of English descent, won, and initiated Reconstruction, that's when Jim Crow (from the North) came in. And only then did the real subjugation begin. It was the English elite that made the racist laws.

  • Yes it was

    I see it this way You can disagree with me all you want. But the area known as Darien, GA, was really a Scottish colony. As a matter of fact, many of the colonies of what would become the Southern USA were originally Scottish or Spanish. Here's the catch, slavery would only be legal in the Southern region of the USA when the English took it over. The Scottish, and even the Spanish, don't have the history of this that the English have. To me the Civil War was Scottish rebels, who had nothing to do with slavery, overriding an English tyrant. When the mostly English Union, because the North was English. And the slaveowners in the South were of English descent, won, and initiated Reconstruction, that's when Jim Crow (from the North) came in. And only then did the real subjugation begin. It was the English elite that made the racist laws.

  • It was not over slavery. The north made it over slavery, but the catch is the north used blacks to win the war.

    Im not taking sides on the south or north....Both were wrong. The south was about states rights. Everyone thinks the north were the good guys...Sorry to break it to you,they were not. Any of you people can argue other wise but i have researched this alot and i know what im talking about.Anyone who says it was over slavery is wrong and needs to go back to school and learn their history, and do deeper research. Dont just take it from the teachers words. I have heard every history teacher say the north was in the right and south are the bad guys. People are just to easy to trick.... History teachers say north are good guys and south are bad guys and everyone believes them.

  • It was not over slavery. The north made it over slavery, but the catch is the north used blacks to win the war.

    Im not taking sides on the south or north....Both were wrong. The south was about states rights. Everyone thinks the north were the good guys...Sorry to break it to you,they were not. Any of you people can argue other wise but i have researched this alot and i know what im talking about.Anyone who says it was over slavery is wrong and needs to go back to school and learn their history, and do deeper research. Dont just take it from the teachers words. I have heard every history teacher say the north was in the right and south are the bad guys. People are just to easy to trick.... History teachers say north are good guys and south are bad guys and everyone believes them.

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  • States' Rights Issue

    The south wanted slavery the north didn't . The south wanted to make their own laws but the north just wanted slavery gone immediately. Slavery was wrong no doubt. However, the south wanted to make their own laws and the north didn't want them to. The Civil War was an issue of people making their own choices and then not being able to.

  • Is there really a debate?

    The Civil War is still a topic of debate I see. After all this time people cant agree on why it really happened, even when the evidence is right there. It may be because we are raised to believe that the Confederacy was a bunch of racist rednecks who just wanted to keep black men and women under their feet. Many were not in fact like that.

    There is TWO major things people overlook when the topic of the US Civil War comes up. One, people back then were more loyal to their home, their state, then to their country. This I find understandable. Many of the southerners were not fighting to keep slaves, and I'm pretty sure many think that. I'm pretty sure they didn't care what happened to their slaves. I'm not talking about the politicians. They don't count in the overall population in my opinion. If my home was threatened, I'd be more worried about that then some slave. Would a boy, about 12-15 really care if his papa kept his slaves? Or a old man who's lived his life out to the fullest?

    My second point is, who writes the history books?
    The government.
    Who taxes people more then they can handle and they end up on the street? People who are born to low income family's often end up with their parents debut that is to much for them to handle, and it just becomes worse with each generation.
    The government.
    In the end, the winners write the history books. If England had won in the revolution, it would have been written of as a pitiful rebellion and every last of the founding fathers beheaded. Do any of us really hear about the war of 1812? No not really, not unless you read about it yourself. You know why? Because we lost that war. When a government looses they don't want to admit it. When they do win they may exaggerate some of the details to make their story better.

  • It was about the freedom of the States

    The was accully started because the industry in the north taxes the agricultural south to much that they got mad left the union and moved the industry to the big cities. States like Maryland were forced to stay in the union because linlcon put the secessionist in jail. Also Lincoln freed the slaves of the seceding stated but NOT THE BORDERS. Don't lisint to anything textbook tell you about the south its all wrong. THE SOUTH WAS RIGHT

  • No it's a war of indpendance

    The CSA succeeded because it was tired of being apart of America they didn't like Lincoln not for slavery but because according to them he was oppressing states rights so in South Cariolna Republic te army of SCR shelled an American base still there after succession so the USA fought back and than began the Civil War ownership of slaves was a deal made over the Mississippi Compermise in the 1850's at the Hightower of American slavery the south's Econmie was based on Plantion and the North's was industry and northern republicans challenged the democrats at this deal and the slaves becam a subject of debate and the south felt this was a oppression of rights of a state and 11 sates delcraed to be republics and formed a confedracy of republics and the deal was if the south won each state would be a republic and the confederacy would be disband and if worse
    comes to worse the conferacey would re-unite but since they lost Lincoln decided that as a punishment to the south they must relese all slaves and the emancipation proclamation was created IM NOT A SOUTHERN REDNECK WHO SUPPORTS THE CSA I ONLY SPEAK OF HOW HISTORY WENT


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