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Old 04-18-2013, 08:32 PM   #61
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Originally Posted by Raiderhader View Post
I am not minimizing it. I am putting in its proper context. It was a state's rights issue. Along with several other issues that fell under the the same scope.

Robert E. Lee did not walk away from a successful and brilliant career in the U.S. Army to fight for slavery. He fought for Virginia.
Yes, by saying slavery was "just one of several issues" you are minimizing the significance of its role in causing the Civil War. Your actual context is southern sympathizing.

A lot of southerners signed up in support of their state. That's not why the Civil War was fought.
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