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Old 04-18-2013, 08:59 PM   #65
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Originally Posted by La literatura View Post
It was the most significant cause of the division between the north and south. It was the most tense, most divisive issue the United States has ever had to deal with. Alexis de Tocqueville knew in the early 1800s that there was going to be a continued drift between the states because of the slavery issue.

Whether you think slavery's 'slow death' was inevitable is your own opinion that you have to hypothesize. Whether you think such a massive injustice is tolerable until that final death is a statement of your values. You're free to have either one.

But you're not free to minimize the role of slavery in ultimately causing the Civil War. It's not just ignorance, but a fueled ignorance.

Spin it however you want. Slavery was championed as a state's rights issue by the South. It was ultimately a war over who held the most power in the nation, states or fed.
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