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
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.