Was the American Civil War more of a war for independence than a civil war?

Posted by: PetersSmith

Some consider the American Civil War to be a war fought over states rights rather than over slavery. Thus, some may say that the American Civil War was a revolution where the confederates sought autonomy from the government that they believe could not meet the needs of the people and/or states. Some say that unity would be restored if the confederates won, while some say that the confederates would want to permanently secede from the Union.

  • War for Independence

  • Civil War over Various Issues

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  • It was a failed revolution.

  • The states have the right to secede, then and now. However, the only way it would happen is through another civil war and actually winning. I don't think that's likely...

  • Almost all of the confederate politicians believed in eventual reunification with the north. Just their way of doing things when it comes.

  • Mostly over property rights. The majority of that "property" being slaves, in spite of all of those who would say otherwise.

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1Historygenius says2014-08-01T11:43:05.2176070-05:00
You know the Supreme Court ruled secession illegal. Also technically because of this the Confederacy was never technically a country.
theVOIDnTX says2015-08-13T02:34:57.0052225Z
^^^ If I remember right the Revolutionary War was illegal according to the British. And, it is also illegal for states to be at war with other states. So was the confederacy a country or not?

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