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.
The Founding Fathers of America said that we the people should take up arms against a government that they feel has failed them and turned into a dictatorship. Robert E. Lee respected his black soldiers as much as everyone else. The 18th century was much different when it comes to the economy than today. Today we have ship yards, Oil fields, And much more. While the North was of course pushing around the South, They had a much easier way of growing the economy was based off factories, The South was more about agriculture and actual labor. Back to Robert E. Lee its a southern thing to treat everyone with respect regardless of color or religion. So the South was right to fight against a tyrant government.
Ok look at it in this perspective. Slavery would have been abolished anyway. Slavery could not sustain itself in the way it used to. Next if Abraham Lincoln wanted to destroy slavery why did he say he would not abolish slavery where it already existed. And finally look at what the union did as they advanced into the south they burned 40 miles of land just to scare the south. So again was the Confederacy really evil?
While one may argue that the union was the right side because they were against slavery, They actually had way more slaves than the Confederates. For example, Thomas Jefferson, Who wrote a speech against slavery, Himself had 300 slaves! Plus the Confederates did not treat their slaves harshly and most of them were paid. All what the Confederates did during the war was to free themselves from an oppressive northern government.
Now, They needed slaves how were they going to eat? They needed slaves for their cotton, And etc. Fields, They just needed labor they needed someone can do some job for them. There were black people who owned slaves. There were white people who owned white slaves, Same with Blacks. The confederacy was attacked first, Also Abe. Lincoln said, "I am doing this to conserve the union. " They would actually use machines instead of slaves because they cost less, They would either sell their slaves or free them after Carnegie and others.
The states voted themselves into the union they should have been allowed to vote themselves out. We seceded from Britain and the those guys(slave owners byw) are heroes. Because they won. The south was following the example of the founding fathers but lost against brutal inhuman war tactics. War against woman and children. Burning of civilian cities and homes. Yankee's are foul
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 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.
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The south not only wanted its institution of slavery to continue but to allow future states to decide in favor of slavery. Had they conceded at least the latter the war would have been avoided. BTW no slaves fought for the south. They were considered inferior men. James. W. Loewen presents proof in documents of the south's opinion on black people. The south declared in seceding that the negro was an inferior human being. When the southern army came upon negroes in the north they captured them and sent them back to be slaves in the slave states. The south was cruel, heartless and racist. http://www.upress.state.ms.us/books/1338
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.
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.
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.
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.....
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 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.
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The civil war started when the south invaded Fort Sumter, and the North was not keeping slaves. To say that to own another human, to torture them to do work that you are too lazy to do, is absurd and inhumane. Also, the North didn't start the war, the South did. What makes you better than blacks? Why should whites be better? Our skin is lighter? That is straight up stupidity.
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The confederates wished to break away from and disunite the United States of America over the issue of States rights. The right that they felt was being infringed upon was the "right" to have slaves. Slavery is evil, and although slavery was not the sole purpose of the entire war, it was the root cause. Lincoln did originally say that he wished to keep the Union together above everything, whether this meant freeing the slaves or keeping them in slavery. However, when the time came he did free the slaves. A wish to keep a country united is not aggressive, and the reason for secession was a wish to have the right to have slaves, which is aggressive. To those who say that slavery was "not that bad," this is a lie. Ask anyone who actually had ancestors who were slaves. Look at evidence that isn't biased. Slavery was horrible, and the wish to keep it for any reason is not justified. Forcing people to work under horrible conditions for little to no pay is completely unacceptable and cruel. Do you think that slaves would have run away and fought with the Union if slavery was enjoyable? As for slaves fighting in the Confederate Army, nearly all historians agree that there were little to no black people who fought in the Confederate army. This idea of the "black Confederate Soldier" is mostly stemmed from myths and attempts to glaze over the rougher parts of Southern History. https://newsela.com/articles/civilwar-blacksoldiers/id/13744/ While I understand that neither side was perfect and both sides had faults, the Union was in the right.