Not Cease from Exploration

Sunday, July 21, 2013

"Jenna" Claims that the Civil War was started over taxes, not slavery.

Here's my response to "Jenna":


Jenna...

Slavery didn't cause the Civil War? Allow me to quote from the first two sentences of Georgia's declaration of secession:

"The people of Georgia having dissolved their political connection with the Government of the United States of America, present to their confederates and the world the causes which have led to the separation. For the last ten years we have had numerous and serious causes of complaint against our non-slave-holding confederate States with reference to the subject of African slavery. "

Citation here:
http://avalon.law.yale.edu/19th_century/csa_geosec.asp

See any references to Tariffs? No. See any references to slavery? Yes. 

I won't go into your other points, as I can only stomach devoting just this much time to Confederate apologists. 

Next time please provide some sources to back up your claims. Blogs & Wikipedia don't count.

Have a nice day!

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