While the US Civil War ended in 1865, the ideological animosity between the two factions still remains.
Big government vs Individual states rights....a persistent ideological battle in the US. To those that say it doesn't still exist...why is it such a big deal to take down the confederate flag from state buildings in the south?
Nobody defends slavery anymore.
But state rights, yes.
I doubt there is any ideological animosity but in places there is still animosity but mostly to the post war treatment...
No ones arguing over slavery anymore. But there is the ongoing debate on states rights
Which wasn't what the war was about. It was code for slavery back then, and it's just historical revisionism now.
The sides changed positions. Post civil war radical republicans would be today's liberal democrats. Love the irony.
Very insightful and reflective of sound historical knowledge.
Wrong. The Democrats of the past supported a large, bloated central government and public enterprise. Republicans still supported minimal government and free enterprise. Just out of curiosity, why do you think the parties switched? Did a racist democrat wake up one day and think "hmm, I'm going to be a liberty loving republican?"
I don't agree. Republicans of the past and democrats of today have in many ways switched roles. The republicans then were the radicals referred to as "black" republicans because of their abolitionist views. So I'm not "wrong" nor is the person above.
As why they they switched it happened over time. Read about the Dixiecrats.
Check out the following.
Not the full story but provides insight.
Brings, you do know that all but two dixiecrats remained in the Democratic Party after the CRA, right?
I'm steeped in history so indeed I do know what I'm speaking about. Obviously we disagree about history.
Ndull, the size and reach of the federal government exploded under Republican leadership during and in the decades that followed the Civil War.
Yep. Reconstruction. It was needed. In order to unite the country, it was necessary.
The arguments have varied but the sides didn't change.