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Brewman_Jax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-14-07 05:32 PM
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80. The Letters of Secession
http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/csa/csapage.htm

by some of the states that would become the Confederacy. Unfortunately, the South and the Confederacy had the misfortune of occupying the same area for 4 years.

This entry is to deal with those historical revisionists and Confederate apologists that want to claim that "states' rights" was the reason the Civil War was started. That's true, but not accurate. The rest of the story is that they seceded for states' rights--the right to maintain and expand slavery. Those letters show that the states had no question to why they were seceeding.
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