Correcting a popular misconception, shared in particular by a friend of mine

Correcting a popular misconception, shared in particular by a friend of mine | THE CIVIL WAR WAS ABOUT STATES' RIGHTS, NOT SLAVERY? THE CONFEDERACY SECEDED ON DIFFERENT GROUNDS, AND ACTUALLY *OPPOSED* STATES' RIGHTS' -- | image tagged in confederacy,civil war,slavery,african | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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The southern states seceded because of slavery. The Civil War was fought to keep the country together, not end slavery.
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But you're mussing with the revisionist history, this time not to make the slavers the heroic saviours, but to put the blame on the Democrats - not the Confederacy - even though the Confederacy had no parties and skip the "I will do anything to preserve the Union..." & "... to win this war..." Lincoln quotes, because he loved the Negros, as exhibited by his issuing of the Emancipation Proclamation that preceded the war yadda yadda the Dems are now time travelling to alter history welcome to the era of deliberate stupidity what's with the Nembutal I need coffee.
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The Confederate Constitution also forbade any individual state from abolishing slavery. Owning slaves was seen as an individual right that no state could take away.
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THE CIVIL WAR WAS ABOUT STATES' RIGHTS, NOT SLAVERY? FALSE: "THE NEW CONSTITUTION HAS PUT AT REST, FOREVER, ALL THE AGITATING QUESTIONS RELATING TO OUR PECULIAR INSTITUTION - AFRICAN SLAVERY AS IT EXISTS AMONGST US - THE PROPER STATUS OF THE NEGRO IN OUR FORM OF CIVILIZATION. THIS WAS THE IMMEDIATE CAUSE OF THE LATE RUPTURE AND PRESENT REVOLUTION." -- CSA VP ALEXANDER STEPHENS, MARCH 21, 1861. THE CONFEDERACY SECEDED ON DIFFERENT GROUNDS, AND ACTUALLY *OPPOSED* STATES' RIGHTS' -- AS THAT WAS WHAT HAD ALLOWED THE NORTH TO HARBOR FUGITIVE SLAVES.
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