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The war was fought for many reasons. It was about much more than the issue of slavery. Does not the fact that so many people on this forum are divided as to the causes and righteousness of the Civil War go a long way in itself in answering one of the great questions of all history - Why exactly was the Civil War fought? Think about it.
Lincoln wanted to keep his impost and started his war with a secret flotilla attack on South Carolina. He said slavery had nothing to do with it.
 
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Lincoln wanted to keep his impost and started his war with a secret flotilla attack on South Carolina. He said slavery had nothing to do with it.
From the guy you claim who said "slavery had nothing to do" with the war(my bold):
"One-eighth of the whole population were colored slaves, not distributed generally over the Union, but localized in the southern part of it. These slaves constituted a peculiar and powerful interest. All knew that this interest was somehow the cause of the war. To strengthen, perpetuate, and extend this interest was the object for which the insurgents would rend the Union even by war, while the Government claimed no right to do more than to restrict the territorial enlargement of it."
AL, Second Inaugural Address, March 4, 1865
 
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"The power confided to me, will be used to hold, occupy, and possess the property, and places belonging to the government, and to collect the duties and imposts;" but beyond what may be necessary for these objects, there will be no invasion—no using of force against, or among the people anywhere. 1st Inaugural address.

The great lie.
 

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