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 Posted: Sat Jan 5th, 2008 01:12 am
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It should be clear that the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860 made war inevitable, regardless of what actions the southerners took regarding federal property. His re-election sealed the fate of the Confederacy.

Ooof! It was not Lincoln hisself, it was the election of a republican. Any other republican carring that platform would have sufficed. The republican platform made it clear that expanding slavery into the territories would not be tolerated. Abe was picked over Cameron and others because he was moderate.

The south seceded because a republican president was elected. And it did its damndest to make sure that there was no democratic candidate to oppose him. And the idea that there was no facility in any of the southern states to vote republican starts to smell a little.

Secession was a given before the election. That was just the frosting on the cake.

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