The South Only Embraced States' Rights as It Lost Control of the Federal Government: article

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Bee,

Thanks for posting the article.

I find it funny that there are those who insist the war resulted as a lack of compromise, when it was really the inability to further appease the slaveholding South any longer.

The slaveholding South was all about national and federal control and against state's rights for nearly the first 70 years of the Republic. Only when slavery was 'threatened' did the South seriously make the cry of state's rights their excuse for rebellion and only the state right to continue and protect that 'peculiar' institution.

Sincerely,
Unionblue
 
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Bee,

Thanks for posting the article.

I find it funny that there are those who insist the war resulted as a lack of compromise, when it was really the inability to further appease the slaveholding South any longer.

The slaveholding South was all about national and federal control and against state's rights for nearly the first 70 years of the Republic. Only when slavery was 'threatened' did the South seriously make the cry of state's rights their excuse for rebellion and only the state right to continue and protect that 'peculiar' institution.

Sincerely,
Unionblue
No UB, it was all about tariffs, right :banghead:
 

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Bee,

Thanks for posting the article.

I find it funny that there are those who insist the war resulted as a lack of compromise, when it was really the inability to further appease the slaveholding South any longer.

The slaveholding South was all about national and federal control and against state's rights for nearly the first 70 years of the Republic. Only when slavery was 'threatened' did the South seriously make the cry of state's rights their excuse for rebellion and only the state right to continue and protect that 'peculiar' institution.

Sincerely,
Unionblue
Every compromise benefited southern interests. And at the same time they proclaimed the importance of "states' rights", they were intent on using the apparatus of the central government against those states who had exercised their 'states' rights' in deciding to outlaw slavery, trying to force them to accept their 'peculiar institution'. Sadly, the Supreme Court in Dred Scott v. Sandford aided their cause....
 
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