Originally Posted by G26S239
Here are the Declaration Of Causes Of Seceding States RWBlue. http://sunsite.utk.edu/civil-war/reasons.html
Here is the Cornerstone Speech. Look at paragraph 9 in particular. http://teachingamericanhistory.org/l...cumentprint=76 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.
Lots of discussion about slavery in these documents of independance. Maybe it was about slavery after all...at least partly.