Tuesday, April 12, 2011

VIDEO: AlJazeera on the anniversary of the American Civil War

[VIDEO] So apparently this year is the 150th anniversary of the beginning of one of the most devastating conflicts in our nation's history. And it started at Ft. Sumter, South Carolina.

They note the debate over what caused the Civil War. They talk to Southern historians who claim that slavery was merely a side issue. The was in fact over federal taxation and an oppressive federal government.

What do you think?

BTW, Of all places I find this news courtesy of a foreign Arabic network although the video you see is all in English. ;-)

1 comment:

Atlanta Roofing said...

While I agree ending slavery was not the only cause for the war, it clearly was a cause for the war. Would the secession have occoured if slavery weren't the issue? Would the war have started without the secession? Therefor because of slavery the south seceded causing the north to attempt to "save the union." So yes, slavery was a reason for the civil war.

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