American Civil War was not about slavery. Everything youve been taught in public school is a lie
The Civil War was due to a bunch of slave owning rich assholes willing to sacrifice millions of lives in order to stay rich assholes a little longer. Furthermore, the dehumanization of blacks was both to control slaves and poor whites.
The Deep South seceded over fears that slavery would eventually be restricted and fired on Fort Sumter out of sheer arrogance. The fears were exacerbated by the fact that Lincoln won the election without carrying any Southern states.
The North was outraged that SC would fire on their supply ship and decided that enough was enough and that it was time to bring the Deep South back into the Union.
The Upper South joined the Deep South because they thought the federal government had no right to force the Deep South to remain in the Union.
There you go.
>tell billy to vacate fort on southern soil
>billy does not comply
>johnny uses force
The entire civil war could have been that one confrontation but lol nope the yanks decided they would invade.
Yes it was the War of Northern Agression.
The eternal Yankee.
No it isn't. Like I said, imagine if Guantanamo Bay were attacked. We'd declare all-out war and perform a regime change.
Having an overtly hostile country directly on your border is a threat that needs to be dealt with, unless you want it to turn into a two Koreas situation where they are constantly fighting and threatening each other.
Maybe they didn't want to surrender because it was their fucking fort that they paid for and built? South Carolina could have just left it alone and negotiated for it after they obtained the support of the border states and had DC on the ropes. It would have shown the rest of the states that the only thing the CSA wanted was peaceful coexistence with the North, rather than a desire to destroy the Union for the sake of slavery.
>abloo bloo why didn't the north just sit back and do nothing?
Southern apologists are the worst. Even if the Union had just accepted a peaceful split then it'd have surpassed the south economically rather fast. By the turn of the century the south would be in trouble due to mechanization and large populations in other countries out-competing them, with millions of angry slaves to top it all.
>I'm a butthurt southerner
>the south always wanted the slaves to be free, the slaves just wanted to be slaves
>guys believe me
Recognising our dark pigmented brothers and sisters as people wasn't the only reason, but it was certainly a factor.
>wars aren't about things
Welcome, you've just made your FIRST REAL HISTORICAL BREAK THROUGH.
The contents of the documentary records of the past don't analogously represent ANYTHING. They are what they were. They are not part of some meta-narrative you create.
Your Ranke has increased by 1. You have unlocked "the past as it essentially was." Your historiographic level is now 1.