Slavery NO; Secession YES
"swindle" (albeit a "benign" one).
The Civil War wasn't just a victory of North over South;
it was a victory for centralized government over the states and federalism.
It destroyed the ability of the states to protect themselves against
the destruction of their reserved powers.
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"QUOTES" on the "CAUSE"
That either revenue from duties must be collected in the ports of the rebel states, or the ports must be closed to importations from abroad.... If neither of these things be done, our revenue laws are substantially repealed; the sources which supply our treasury will be dried up; we shall have no money to carry on the government; the nation will become bankrupt before the next crop of corn is ripe...Allow rail road iron to be entered at Savannah with the low duty of ten per cent, which is all that the Southern Confederacy think of laying on imported goods, and not an ounce more would be imported at New York; the railroads would be supplied from the southern ports.
New York Evening Post March 12, 1861,
"A nation preserved with liberty trampled underfoot is much
worse than a nation in fragments but with the spirit of liberty still
alive. Southerners persistently claim that their rebellion is for
the purpose of preserving this form of government."
To the lasting memory of all who fought and lived
By their united efforts members of the
~ Tennessee SCV Reunion ~
An enormous amount of time has been spent on decisions surrounding the design and inscriptions for the Dillard-Judd Camp monument. It is now up to us as a unified camp to solicit and make donations to insure the reality of this project.
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