Most people say the Confederacy was the bad guys because they hated Black people. That's not true. The Confederacy had many, many Black soldiers who WILLINGLY took up arms for the cause of Southern freedom. They were treated as well as the white soldiers, and were paid as much as they were due as according to their rank and status. They were respected, and treated well. The Confederacy waged war in self defense. The "Glorious" Union attacked us first. We were fighting in self defense. In defense of our freedom, our independence, and our great way of life. The tyrant, Abraham Lincoln, didn't even care about abolishing slavery. Jefferson Davis did however.
A lot of people believe that the confederacy was wrong simply because that is what the yanks told them in schools and textbooks. This is simply not true. My family also fought for Virginia and it was because lincoln had raised an army to invade his own country. How dictorial does that sound. My family could not bring themselves to invade their own state and country. Schools have put it in kids minds that the war was on slavery and because the confederacy had slaves, that makes them racist. That is not true. My family now lives in Ohio and i se it everyday in our history classes. They dont even give you a confederate perspective. They immediatly tell you its slavery, slavery, and slavery. That is rediculous. We were INVADED by lincoln. The south was right and they should have won.
My family fought for the confederacy as they were from Virginia, and we still believe the confederates were right in fighting to free themselves from an oppressive government. During the late 1850 and early 60s, there was something called the Morrill Tariff, which raised a tax much higher in the south than in the north, this was passed by "the amazing" Mr. Lincoln during his first term. This was completely unjust and that is another reason the south seceded. Only 10% of the southern population held slaves so if you say it was over the right to slaves, you would be incorrect. Not only were they fighting against the tariff, but also FOR state's rights inn which they could nullify the tariff. Mr. Lincoln was a tyrant and should not be given the glory he is given today, he was an oppressor. I do not think that the Union was right and will be proud of my confederate heritage.
The south was right because the north wanted the government to have more rights than the states and the Confederation Of America wanted states rights to have more power over the national government so all of you no sayers you better watch yourself best watch your city slickers back before history repeats itself!!!!!!!!!!!
The southerners were fighting for the right to decide whether or not they would keep slavery, not that they were racist kkk nazi kind of guys as democrats would like you to believe, ( this is because Obama has been fed lies and is now feeding them to the country via common core). HOWEVER. There were some racists on BOTH sides as well as abolishinists on the confederate side. Basically, just Like a Shakespeare play there were good and bad on both sides.
GRANT OWNED A SLAVE!!!!!!!!!
PF FT why would the Yankees be the good guys, I mean sure the confederates had slaves but they weren't really slaves its just basically you be a slave to get fed and for them to support there family. And the Yankees did nothing to help the confederates, there is nothing really bad about the confederates. And I think Lincoln should just stay out of peoples business, and plus the supposedly nice and great president Lincoln raised the taxes for the south, what a douche, So that's it
The Confederates were the good guys. Even though they were Pro-Slavery, the Confederates fought for their rights. There economy was crumbling and their rights, the freedom of speech and expression, were being taken away. Most were born into slavery and fought for what they believed in. THE CONFEDERATES ARE DA GOO GUYS!
All we here about from northern's is oh well don't go hang with them there racist there bad there not smart they can't read.Well the north didn't want blacks either and dagum most of the south was fighting for there home and to protect there family.Slavery northerners didn't care all they wanted to do is tell the south what there gonna do and what they ain't gonna do so that's the reason for the civil war not slavery..States rights.
Ok to begin I am Hispanic but I see nothing racially wrong with the confedarates, The CSA government was actually educated and just in leadership they were not ignorant domestic matters. Like mentied earlier the south had a large tax imposed on them as well as the decrease of funding by the federal government so there're billion was justified as out earlier much like when we ebbed against the British. Now Abraham Lincoln was a bad president leading up to the civil war he was just blissful to the southern problem which then lead to the civil war. Now the union obviously won the war but they did show much mercy to the confedarates he allowed the reconstruction ( which some will argue was nothing but it still was effective) Abraham Lincoln showed confedarate soldiers mercy fine was a tyrant he would have had his armies find and kill any opposer of his " regime" seeing he did not do that says something. Abraham Lincoln was also a huge patriot who wanted The US to be united he failed but he was not a tyrant. In conclusion the south wasn't bad until after the war the racial divide is not a bi product of the Confedadarets but a bi product of ignorance, the north also has very any racial problems as well. This was a awful war that was unfortunate in our history.
Everyone thinks that the Confederates fought for slaves and racist. Those people need to actually do research and find out that it was much more than slavery and racism. They fought for state rights and freedom from Lincoln and his oppressive republican party. I HATE racism and segregation so that's why the south was good but slavery was NOT good .
Let's look at the facts:
The Confederates wanted to keep their slaves. Yes, the war was about other things too but if it wasn't for the slavery issue do you really think they would've had the motivation?
The Confederates attacked first. Lincoln basically stayed out of the way (while still declaring that the South was still a part of the United States) until they attacked Fort Sumpter. Did the South make the forts and fund them? No, so what gave them the idea they had a right to them? If they wanted independence so badly they should've offered the North the right to dismantle all its property in the South brick by brick and take it to the North instead of insisting on seizing it. I'm curious to know how Lincoln would've responded to that offer.
And in retrospect:
South splits away. How would the US handle the world wars? Granted this could've wound up OK if it stopped WWI was going as it did since that result set the stage for WWII. But assuming WWI still turns out the same then the US has less territory and resources to wage WWII with and there's a big possibility that Hitler would've been able to ally with the South. Not good (unless you think (in the sense of opine) that that sort of thing is good, I don't).
The south seceded from the union because they wanted to keep slaves, their bullsh*t excuse was 'states rights' but anyone with four brain cells knows that they really seceded to keep their slaves. Anybody who would attempt to dissolve a great nation for the sole intention of ensuring that the enslavement of an entire race were to stay enslaved, then those people are clearly 'the bad guys' in the equation.....
How can one say that the south were the "good guys" when they are the ones that completely initiated the conflict in the first place? The North's culture evolved to the point where they realized the horrible morals of having slaves, even for a profit, so they decided to disband it. Now, the South didn't like that, because they were making so much money off of the cotton that their slaves were producing, and were too , for lack of a better word, "lazy" to do anything by themselves.
There is no way that they are the good guys. They wanted to keep their way of life, and that was slavery. If the "Attacking North" took that away from them, there economy would diminish. Slavery was there way of making money on plantations and they were screwed when slavery was abolished. Enslaving a whole race of people is wrong. No matter what the circumstances.
The confederates could never have been considered the good guys in the civil war.They supported slavery which many would consider one of the worse sins ever and they wanted to split the union up which could also be considered a pretty bad sin considering it was important to Lincoln that the union stay together.
Let's look at the argument of the only person who somehow said yes to this rather straightforwardly 'no' topic.
"Most people say the Confederacy was the bad guys because they hated Black people. That's not true."
Of course. They didn't hate black people, because they were too busy forcing them to do backbreaking, sickening work in the middle of the hot noontime sun picking cotton, a task which is not as easy as it sounds. They can't afford to hate black people, because they practically required them as slaves to fuel their primitive, agriculture-driven lives.
"The Confederacy had many, many Black soldiers who WILLINGLY took up arms for the cause of Southern freedom."
Lemme tell ya why they did that. The Confederate States of America denied African American soldiers basic human rights and liberties. Instead, it promised to "free" them if they fought for the CSA. That's why. They willingly took up arms so they could be free from their unwilling slave work.
"They were treated as well as the white soldiers, and were paid as much as they were due as according to their rank and status."
This made me LOL. Are you kidding me? Source please, or African American soldiers were mistreated, abused, not given enough rations, and viewed as inferior, as many dozens of African American soldiers of the CSA wrote about in their journals and books.
"They were respected, and treated well."
Really now. Refer to what I said above.
"The Confederacy waged war in self defense. The "Glorious" Union attacked us first. We were fighting in self defense."
I'm interested in where the heck you learned history. The Confederacy was the aggressor. The United States fortifications at Fort Sumter were bombarded by Confederate forces without any provocation on April 12, 1861, thus starting the war. Seriously now.
"We were fighting in self defense. In defense of our freedom, our independence, and our great way of life."
That's rich. Of course you fought for your "freedom" and your "independence". At the same time, you denied those very same things to your African American population, who were forced to do all your brutal, backbreaking slave work. They didn't have the "freedom" or "independence" to leave.
Let's see if you still say it's a 'great way of life' if you were an African American slave in the Southern states, forced to do brutal work the whole day without breaks or pay, whipped by white slave owners who did absolutely nothing and merely laid back and reaped the harvest.
"The tyrant, Abraham Lincoln, didn't even care about abolishing slavery. Jefferson Davis did however."
Again. Who was your history teacher? They should be condemned. Jefferson Davis and the Confederacy practically went to war to protect their "freedom" to own slaves. Meanwhile, Abraham Lincoln made very public speeches like the Emancipation Proclamation that were very clearly anti-slavery.
Please go and learn about the Civil War before ranting about a subject you clearly do not understand well, or at all.
Only children think in terms of "good guys" and "bad guys". The reasons for the American Civil War were complex and varied, but the Confederacy ended up on the wrong side of history on many of them- not the least of which was slavery.
The South was also holding on to an antiquated social order due to their plantation-system farming and one crop economy. Old hierarchies of social structure were maintained, as opposed to the North which had more diversified agriculture and industry and required many classes to begin mixing together- diverse cultures and backgrounds caused the culture to evolve far more than in the South (still does, really).
I know many of you guys are saying that they just hate blacks, but they did not do that. They STOLE them from their own homes, ENSLAVED them, they became PROPERTY, many were whipped and ABUSED. The South believed slaves were property, not even humans, that were lower than dogs. And even though some Northerners did have slaves, like grant, they did not treat the slaves that bad. The Union wanted to not really get rid of slavery, they just wanted to Unite the states. Now, the North many problems, but the South is only worsening it. Seceding from the Union was just not the smartest move. Then the Confederates STARTED the war by attacking fort Sumter. Not to mention that the Confederated broke a federal law in the constitution, stating that states cannot secede and join forces and attack the Union, which is exactly what the South did.
If you think that slavery should still exist today, then you would like the confederate army. You think President Lincoln is bad?? Really?? He wanted to abolish slavery, while the confederate army wanted to use it. The confederate army went against the constitution, and they attacked us before, because they basically wanted war.
When my eighth-grade Georgia history teacher informed the class that the Civil War was not about slavery but about “states’ rights,” the class as a whole took it as a fascinating revelation, one that showed that Lincoln was ultimately not as noble as we had been told up to that point, and that the Civil War itself was fundamentally not a conflict between a good side and a bad side, but rather a conflict between two different philosophies on the relationship of the individual states to the federal government. The goal of this article is not so much to argue about consensus among historians; one needs only to read the statements of secession that South Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi, and Texas issued to understand that the fundamental reason for the Confederacy’s existence was the protection of slavery. What is fascinating, and ultimately troubling, is that so many Southerners have never arrived at this obvious conclusion, or if they have, they have gone to great length to represent the Confederacy as something other than what it obviously was: a plainly evil regime.
Here is my request to all intelligent people currently living in the South: It’s time we put an end to this idiocy. It’s time Southerners stop pretending that the Confederacy’s main goal was anything other than trying to preserve slavery; it’s time Southerners stop white-washing the lives of people like Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee—yes, they are no doubt fascinating people and brilliant generals, but they fought for a cause that, by any reasonable standard, was evil. That’s that. I don’t care how wise and charismatic you may consider Robert E. Lee to be; when you get down to it, the man fought and killed for the cause of slavery. And if someone ever tries to argue that, somehow, the Confederacy was not that bad or that it was not primarily concerned with preserving slavery, please consider the words of its vice-president, Alexander Stephens: “Our new government is founded upon exactly the opposite idea; its foundations are laid, its cornerstone rests, upon 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.”
Over 140 years ago, in our nation’s most difficult trial, the good guys prevailed. It’s time Southerners accepted this and moved on.
— Peter Ianakiev is a second-year in the College majoring in political science.
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im kinda on both sides but i think the union had more noble intent