- Aug 4, 2015
- Lost, Somewhere in London
In July 1861, the U.S. Congress passed a resolution (i.e. Crittenden Resolution) to explain why the federal government was fighting the war. The first part of the resolution stated that the war had been forced upon the country by the southern secessionists who were in revolt and had taken up arms against the federal government. Therefore, the insurrection (revolt) of the southern states against the federal government was the direct cause of the Civil War.
Response to moderation: I fail to see how a reference to the Second World War was a breach of the rules regarding modern politics.
Edited by Moderator.