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The Issue of slavery causing the civil war

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Turks89's picture
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The Issue of slavery causing the civil war

Have Historians over-emphized the slavery issue as the cause for the civil war?

Lots of feedback would be greatly appreciated... Thanks

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Joined: Nov 2005

Well, there are different view points. From junior high, we're all exposed to the Traditionalist's view of the history...

I think that the Civil War was mainly caused by the 'revision' of the Constitution/states allowed to secede from the Union rather than slavery. It's because South viewed that they had the right to move away from the Union; hence, Calhoun's proposal, and then the southern states disliking the north... If people are reading their Bailey (:)), you guys can see the quote from Lincoln beginning in Chapter 21: "My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery."

So...I see that it was fought over secession of south than institution of slavery.^^

*Whoa...why is it like Civil War everyone doing...?

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Joined: Mar 2005

Well, it is a major issue. Unfortunately, I have nothing to add. You do seem to have answered this question many times though.

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