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What the Confederate States Constitution says about slavery

Discussion in 'Civil War History - Secession and Politics' started by Zeeboe, May 14, 2012.

  1. wilber6150

    wilber6150 Brev. Brig. Gen'l Retired Moderator

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    Hmmmm factory workers in the 1800's weren't living on high wages, as soon as people clamored for higher wages they were beaten and fired and replaced with others who wanted those jobs..
     

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    The tarriffs protected growing industries in both Northern and Southern states from being undercut by foreign imports.. Domestic manufacturers couldnt increase their prices too much as they still had domestic competition...And as been pointed out many times in the past people in the North paid the same tarriffs then their Southern counterparts and were more likley to have to buy products that had tarriffs placed on them...
     
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    Because those same taxes were protecting the industires in other Southern states.. S. Carolina was in a unforunate spot, industry wise as it pretty much placed its economic survival on entirely cotton, but other states didn't expecially the border states since they received some of the advantages of protective tarriffs..Thats why they didn't stand behind S. Carolina in the nullifaction crisis...In addition, one thing I've wondered if these tarriffs were so anti-South, why weren't they vetoed by the Presidents who came from the South? I know there is some truth that they might have been playing up to the North for reelection, but would they if they thought it was so detrimental to their states?
     
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    What allowed the northern manufacturers to lure immigrants was the prospect of higher wages made possible by protective tariffs.

     
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    What allowed the north to attract immigrants was free labor system where they did not have to try and compete with slave labor.
     
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    So do you think immagrants right off the boat had a lot of choices for jobs? They took anything to put food on the table, the irish didn't dig ditches in disease filled wetlands just because they had a choice at better jobs...
     
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    So should foreign companies be allowed to sell products in the Union at prices below cost of what could be produced here? Virginia certainly didn't think so and demanded protection from English imports of pig iron...Its easy for S. Carolina to say no to protective tarriffs when they had no real industry or competition at the time, they were getting rich on cotton.
     
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    You know, the tariff is an interesting topic and would more than likely be an excellent one to discuss in detail, I'll even put money down that there are other threads devoted to it, BUT...

    What does the Confederate constitution say about slavery?

    Isn't that the topic of this thread?

    Unionblue
     
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    Thank you, unionblue. That darned tariff jumps up every time we discuss anything. We could be discussing hardtack and someone would mention the tariff.

    Back to the topic...what he said.
     
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    It wasn't just the Irish, industries sent their agents to recruit skilled workers from Europe.


    http://www.historycentral.com/Ant/Economics/Industry.html
     
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    To be honest I didn't notice the topic of the thread until UB mentioned it. I guess I have a habit of responding to alerts without noticing the thread topic.

    Sorry, and sorry in advance for the next time I do it.
     
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    dvrmte,

    You are not alone in this. :smile:

    Sincerely,
    Unionblue
     
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    Tarriff on hardtack hmmmmmm now that could be an interesting topic..
     
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    What the confederate constitution says about slavery is that slavery is guaranteed in every state(and territories) of the confederacy, by the gov't of the CSA.
     

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