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Thread: The Civil War

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    Re: The Civil War

    I would've been an abolitionist, so.....North.


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    Re: The Civil War

    I would have been on whatever side my family was on. Or whichever side paid better.
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    Re: The Civil War

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    They were not at war. War was started by the attack on the forts. The only way to regain the fort and the states, is to attack them. The north damn well knew this, and they are the ones that started the war by those acts.
    They seized many government buildings and property. They never compensated the North.
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    Re: The Civil War

    Quote Originally Posted by ElCid View Post
    Slavery would've died out, eventually, anyway. Even Brazil gave it up, late in the 19th Century.
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    Personally, I think that slavery would have died before 1900 if not much sooner.
    How on earth can we morally say that it would have been alright for slavery to continue even one day longer than it did?
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    Re: The Civil War

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    I would of fought for state rights, but I would of never allowed Lee to lead that didn't understand you don't fight to fight, but to win. He was a cocky little man that didn't understand anything about war.

    Though lets all remember the south didn't start aggression.
    Lee was ordered to fight a defensive strategy. It was the concensus of most of the senior generals in the Confederate Army, except for Lee and Jackson and a few others. His disagreement with the strategy is the reason that he invaded Maryland in '62 and Pennsylvania in '63.

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    Re: The Civil War

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    How on earth can we morally say that it would have been alright for slavery to continue even one day longer than it did?
    They think states rights trump a man's freedom.
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    Re: The Civil War

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    North, I am black and don't see any point in extending slavery any longer then it was. **** the south.
    What if you were a freedman working land that you owned in Virginia, or any other Confederate state?

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    Re: The Civil War

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Lee was ordered to fight a defensive strategy. It was the concensus of most of the senior generals in the Confederate Army, except for Lee and Jackson and a few others. His disagreement with the strategy is the reason that he invaded Maryland in '62 and Pennsylvania in '63.
    I don't understand that decision if it called for avoiding offense over fighting meaningless battles.

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    Re: The Civil War

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    *The "right" for states to have slavery.
    No, the right to own property.

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    Re: The Civil War

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    They think states rights trump a man's freedom.
    It annoys me that people think the war was actually about slavery or that they left because of it. While its true they were against any actions to be taken on it, they didn't leave because of it. They left because they was shrinking say of the states in issues and while slavery was part of that, it was merely one of many issues of the day it was happening in. To the south slavery itself represented property, and while that mindset doesn't make any real sense, it was similar to other issues of the day that dealt with lose of property rights for states. As I have said, to belittle the issue to just slavery is missing the point of why they left the union.
    Last edited by Henrin; 06-11-11 at 07:25 PM.

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