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
Confederates were no different than the Nazis or Mao or Stalin’s thugs. Confederates are demonic sadists who derive ejaculatorynglee by inflicting death, Terror and despair on mankind. It’s so bad that Confederates used to rape black children willy nilly to prove their demo hood. The only good Confederate is one whose body is filled with maggots and carrion beetles. Confederates were the the worst kind of decal swilling parasites. The Union should have brutally tortured and executed every Confederate child-raping, Disease-spreading rat-faced vermin. Confederates aren’t even remotely human and they don’t actually feel pain like us real humans do so you can do anything to Confederates scum without feeling guilty. You can kill them, Tie them to a post and have a Brahma bull anally rape them. They aren’t human, They aren’t even subhuman, They are demons from the depths of hell and any time a demon is tortured, God smiles. Never treat Confederate scum with any respect. They are mankind’s worst enemy. Confederates are Pinko Putin spermbanks, Caulk sucking goo-guzzling, Fecal-swilling maggots.
Just why? Why does anyone still believe the Confederacy were the good guys, The internet is full of bad people spreading lies, And this is one of those places. Like how do you even justify this, The South never will be good and never have! Good god this is sad.
The fact that you have to ask this question shows just how racist the US still is. The South was fighting because they thought the North was going to stop slavery (even though the North wasn't) and their succeeding from the Union started the war. They aren't just as bad as the Nazis but tarators to our country and its very ideas of freedom of all men (and women now).
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They wanted slavery. Selfishly believed removing it would “ruin their way of life” which quite frankly, Should not have even existed in the first place. If your “way of life” got destroyed by trying to treat other human beings with a little common decency, Then your way of life should never have existed at all. Pure and simple. Of COURSE they were the bad guys, You don’t even have to look very hard, Hell, You still see it today, The backwards apathetic people whose ancestors were on the WRONG side of history. These people didn’t build their own successes. It was built by and on the backs and bodies of stolen people forced into doing all of the actual work for them. They were not even approaching being considered as “good people” in the eyes of any person on the planet. . . Except themselves.
Its like kinda bad. Racism is mean and bad. Confederacy = racism. Racism = bad. Through the transitive property, Confederacy = bad. In conclusion, Racism is actually bad and you should really see this point because in 2019 it is important to recognize that racism is very very very bad.
First of all, The confederate fired the first shots. Second of all, African American soldiers could only earn pensions for fighting for the confederacy and were often forced to, Check American Battlefield Trust black Confederates. I see some people tried to say slavery wasn't bad, Obviously that is a complete lie since they were fed scraps as if they were dogs, Beaten, Raped, Starved, Frozen, Murdered, And worked with no benefits. Why would anyone think slavery is good if so many slaves ran and wrote books, Check out Frederick Douglass. Also states rights makes no sense. For example, Who did the national government base of ft Sumter belong to South Carolina or the U. S.
I don't know what kind of head trauma you must have to even consider that the Confederate States were the good guys in this war.
People who said "Yes" are probably the same kind of people who would agree that Hitler did nothing wrong in WW2.
While the American Civil War is indeed different from the Second World War, The keyword remains: racism.
If you actually believe the Confederacy were the good guys you have to agree with the slavery and the oppression based violence against African Americans. The Confederacy only wanted to solidify their “right” to own slaves. It was never a “right” to impede on someone else’s life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness on the basis on their skin color. Slavery was a part of American History that should not be praised but it should be accepted as a horrible societal norm that happened in the past. People that are proud of having a Confederate heritage should not take the blame for the dark path their ancestors had taken. They should accept and acknowledge the truth that their ancestors were not good people.
The confederates were fighting for their way of life, Where abusing slaves and horrific racism is common. Yes, Blacks were in the military near the end of the war. But they were given little to no pay and many times were forced to join from their owners. The confederates weren't all bad guys though, As many opposed slavery but fought for their state. You can't say the confederates were good because some of their motives to fight were horrible.