It sort of mattered that literally no Southern states ...(after all, literally no Southern states voted for Lincoln's presidency) ...
listen up now: even allowed Lincoln to be on the ballot.
How's that for audacity?
The simple fact of the matter is that the South was being muscled out of electoral and legislative processes of the Union. They felt they could do better than that.
The American Revolution really wasn't fought for any reason particularly more noble.
Why the Confederate Flag Made a 20th Century ComebackSouth Carolina's confederate flag hasn't been flying since the Civil War. The flag wasn’t prominently displayed in the South until southern politicians began using it in their campaigns; and South Carolina didn’t start flying the flag at its state capitol until 1962, a century after the war began.
We spoke with historian David Goldfield, author of Still Fighting the Civil War, about the flag’s revival.
Why did the the Confederate flag reappear so long after the war?
The Confederate battle flag made its reappearance following the end of World War II. A group of southern states seceded from the Democratic party and ran their own ticket, the Dixiecrats, and the Confederate battle flag was very prominent with the Dixiecrat campaign in the 1948 presidential election. Before ‘48, it had appeared occasionally at football games at southern universities, and usually at soldiers’ reunions or commemorations of Civil War battles; but other than that, it really was not a prominent feature of the South.
Once the Dixiecrats got a hold of it as a matter of defiance against their Democratic colleagues in the north and the African Americans in their midst, then the Confederate battle flag took on a new life, or a second life. In the 1950s, as the Civil Rights Movement built up steam, you began to see more and more public displays of the Confederate battle flag, to the point where the state of Georgia in 1956 redesigned their state flag to include the Confederate battle flag.
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FYI, the flag was returned to the capital building because of the 100 year anniversary of the start of the Civil War. There is no direct evidence indicating that it had anything at all to do with segregation.
Frankly, the flag's not even flying over the capital building anymore anyway. It's over a war memorial for Confederate soldiers.
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