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State's Rights To Do What?


Last updated 4/7/2021 at 3:19pm

A recent letter emphatically proclaimed that America’s Civil War was fought over state’s rights, and not over slavery.


Sadly, that kind of overly simplistic explanation of what was an incredibly complex situation has become increasingly common, and is, I believe, a primary reason for the ugly divide that exists in our great country today.

Was state’s rights the main cause of the Civil War? One could certainly argue yes. However, the major issue and question was the Southern state’s rights to do what?

Historians have long agreed that the answer is the Southern state’s righ...

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