Originally Posted by syntaxerrorsix
Slavery was not what the war was fought over or about.
There is absolutely no way I can un-teach what years of public education has drilled into you. I won't even try.
Clearly the South was worried about losing slavery. As others have posted 3 of the first 5 amendments in CSA constitution deal with protecting the institution of slavery.
Heck, you could argue that they cared more about protecting slavery than protecting freedom of religion, press, due process, the right to bear arms, etc. All of these rights were enumerated in their constitution well after slavery was.