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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 07:59 AM

3. Not long. If I recall my history, south wanted to secede 'cause north was going to outlaw slavery...

so the south took the "states' rights" position and declared secession, and the war started.

So if the states hadn't declared secession, slavery would've been outlawed, and Lincoln no doubt would have freed the slaves, as he ultimately did.

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