As for the 2nd sentence of your post...
Aren't you the guy who claimed to have a doctorate degree?
Im trying to figure out how a doctorate holder can't seem to follow a VERY simple concept... and has to resort to conjuring arguments I never made, and attributing them to me, in order to make his point.
But, to answer your question in short... No I am not arguing that secession and the war were not related.
I AM stating that the reasons for secession and the reasons why the war occurred are 2 different reasons. They DO RELATE to one another... but they aren't the the same.
People with your line of thinking would claim that a man was shot by police because of a seat belt violation. When in actuality, the person shot by police was killed because during a traffic stop for a seat belt violation he pulled out a gun and fired upon police officers, who then killed him.
Was his death RELATED to a seat belt violation? Sure. Was he shot FOR a seat belt violation? No.