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Old 06-28-2011, 23:22   #78
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Originally Posted by RWBlue View Post
Now, that is where I disagree with you. South Carolina's declaration of independence (I know this is not the correct term, but I forget the correct term) specifically stated slavery as a reason. So did some of the other states.
Here are the Declaration Of Causes Of Seceding States RWBlue. Here is the Cornerstone Speech. Look at paragraph 9 in particular. The new constitution has put at rest, forever, all the agitating questions African slavery as it exists amongst us the proper status of the negro in our form of civilization. This was the immediate cause of the late rupture and present revolution. Jefferson, in his forecast, had anticipated this, as the "rock upon which the old Union would split." He was right. Alexander H. Stephens Vice President of the CSA March 21 1861.
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