Cover It Up Or Not, Slavery Caused The Civil War — Not States’ Rights

Four days after South Carolina seceded on Dec. 20, 1860, the state adopted a second document titled “Declaration of the Immediate Causes which Induce and Justify the Secession of South Carolina from the Federal Union.” ….

In it, South Carolina laments the election of a new president “whose opinions and purposes are hostile to slavery.” State leaders indeed sound incensed about “states’ rights,” but not in the way most people think today.

“They are against states’ rights,” Loewen said. “And they name the states and they name the rights that really upset them.”


Author: Bill

Stumbling down the Middle Path, one day at a time.

One thought on “Cover It Up Or Not, Slavery Caused The Civil War — Not States’ Rights”

  1. I absolutely agree with you on this one. I recently read a booklet from around 1850, written by a Frenchman. He more or less predicted that there would be big trouble over slavery in the US if they kept it up.

    Have you ever read “The Law”, by Frederic Bastiat?
    Mind-blowing! Free copies in PDF available, just Google it.

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