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Poll on the Civil War

Why did the southern states secede from the union?

  • They seceded over states rights

    Votes: 13 86.7%
  • They seceded because of slavery.

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • The argument is about semantics.

    Votes: 2 13.3%

  • Total voters
    15

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Goldhedge’s thread on the south’s succession made me curious as to what GIM members thought. So I thought I’d have a go at another poll.

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People need to do some research about Civil War I

Civil War 2.0 isn't far off :)
 

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Here's the thing ... this wasn't a big subject in my Canucki schooling. My first real exposure to it was when I drove down to Atlanta and stayed at a camp ground at Stone Mountain. What I got from the local people was state authority. I'm assuming they'd have more of a handle on the details as their grandparents were the ones doing it .. and not just absorbing what the victors wrote in a history book.
 

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"Why would you trade 1 tyrant 3000 miles away for 3000 tyrants less than 1 mile away."

-Mather Byles-


Oh, and today in America we have over 500,000 elected officials ....that's a whole lot of potential tyrants.
 

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My opinion, they seceded over states rights and the north (Lincoln, et al) knew there was a lot of sentiment for abolition, so they used that as an excuse to go to war. The result, abolition and more federal authority.
 

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