The Civil War was about
I just saw a show on the History Channel, that stated that, the advent of the cotton gin started the civil war. See link:
Oh yes it most certainly did. Without the cotton gin slavery would have died out long before the civil war
States rights and then slavery later on
At this time it was legal for the south to have slaves so why would they secede to use slaves? Emancipation Proclamation was made later in the war to weaken the south as it focused labor mostly on them.
Southerners believed that the GOP wanted to take their slaves and they had less and less ways of defending their "property" so they found it necessary to secede in order to protect their constitutional right to own other human beings.
If they just wanted to protect them they shouldn't have attacked the union and ignite a war. Maybe they foresaw a union attack after they seceded and they decided to strike first?
They didn't foresee an attack they foresaw the infringement of their "rights" they were utterly wrong but history is a great equalizer
Revisionist history run amuck. It was slavery, don't kid yourselves.
I think South Carolina's Declaration of Secession explains pretty well that it is primarily about slavery
Sadly the education system does a great disservice in addressing only the most obvious cause of succession. The illegal duties placed on goods in and out of the southern section had as much impact as did slavery.
States rights to use slavery.
I was going to ask this!
State's rights encompasses slavery.
That's my point mr E