Secession. . Dear reposters about the states wanting secession State: They' re making slavery illegal? that; were leaving Federal: The hell yen are... jpg Learn
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User avatar #1 - sepheroth (11/15/2012) [-]
civilwar.jpg That's kind of why it's important buddy...
User avatar #3 - puggles (11/15/2012) [+] (2 replies)
actually it was more like

state: "they're NOT making slavery illegal, but won't allow slavery in any new state added to the union, thus guaranteeing that the non slavery states will have a larger voting block in the federal government, completely screwing the agrarian states which currently rely on slavery to provide a large majority of food for the entire country , and we think that new states entering the union should have the right to decide for themselves by popular vote, and we don't think that having the federal government block statehood applications for any potential states unless they agree to be slavery free? **** that, we're leaving."

federal: we can't let you leave our country because we rely on you for food and other goods and services you provide for us, even though we've structured our government to guarantee that you will have diminished federal representation (kinda like the way england treated the colonies before the war for independence.)

history- never quite as simple as the sound bite would suggest.
User avatar #8 - KayRed (11/16/2012) [+] (2 replies)
Actually, the civil war was about states rights vs. federal rights. Slavery was just the major right they were talking about. Licoln went into office with no plans to abolish slavery, his main goal was to keep the union together. When he realized that was impossible, he thought " **** it, lets free them" (don't quote me on that).

And as I've said before, these petitions for succession are all ceremonial, it is just people showing displeasure that their guy lost (even though he lost fair and square, and won the popular vote, meaning most of the country wanted him instead of Romney).
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