Thought I would say hello as its the first time on here. Hello! Now I will likely stir up a hornets nest with the one reason I sought out the site looking for the truth. I'm sure this has been discussed here relentlessly. The narrative today is the CW was fought over slavery but wasn't it started over tariffs Washington DC wanted to impose on the very productive South! The South was against the imposed tariffs and wanted to succeed which started the conflict. After campaigns that were brutal and the North having become disheartened and two blocked (a mariners term for rigging unable to move) Lincoln switched the narrative to slavery to get a new emphasis behind the Norths efforts. Just looking for the truth not interested in fighting the CW again.