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The South Seceded Over Slavery, NOT States’ Rights

“The Civil War wasn’t about slavery, it was about ‘states’ rights.’” Actually, no. It really was about slavery.

Confederate Flag

In a recent opinion piece, Ron Paul has taken the time to applaud the efforts of those Americans who want to secede from the U.S. With all of this talk of secession that has been flying around recently, it seems that it is time to clear up the facts of the most famous secession attempt in American history – the Civil War.

When confronted with objections to the confederate flag, many inevitably respond saying, “if you are offended by the confederate flag, you need to learn your history. The south seceded over states’ rights, not slavery.” As it turns out, it is actually these people who need the history lesson. It is an undeniable fact of history that the Civil War, and the secession of the South, was over slavery.

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