So you are saying slavery is good and my family should be able to reclaim our property? Taking away someone's property is a difficult thing in a just legal system and legally slaves were property. If the southern states has not broken from the USA, slavery would have continued for many years. If the southern states had not fired the first shots, the civil war may not have been a shooting war. If the south has continued on into Washington after the battle of Bull Run, the war could have been over in a couple months not years. If, If, If, If.... The Civil war was fought over slavery (property) rights. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!