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 Posted: Tue Sep 16th, 2008 05:56 pm
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Joined: Wed Jul 23rd, 2008
Location: White Hall, Illinois USA
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I beleive a war was inevitable, regardless of who led the nation. It may not have occurred at the same time in history, but eventually the issue would have had to have been resolved and resolved by force.
The assassination of Lincoln ruined the South's chances at a more amiable (if that's the right word) approach to reconstruction. Andrew Johnson was rabid about making the South pay for secession and it's "rebellion".

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