Why did you not say "mostly" here as well? Could it be that the CSA formed out of a desire to preserve slavery ONLY inasmuch as the United States did in 1776 (1789)? Could it be possible that slavery was just an ancillary issue and that it boiled down to property rights/state's rights which happened to include the South's chief source of revenue (slave-driven agriculture). Could it be that the Founding Fathers favored separation of the colonies for many of the same reasons? If the previous statement were rational.....could it also be that the Stars and Stripes is just as representative of slavery (and that dark period in our nation's history) as is the Confederate Flag?the CSA, was formed out of a desire to preserve slavery.