Ok. I think I get where you are coming from. Slavery was definitely a contributing factor in the cause of the war, but the straw that broke the camel's back was the secession of the Southern states. Is that right?
I suppose if we keep arguing we would be just arguing over semantics. So you agree that without slavery there would not have been a war? Our difference of opinion comes in because of how we interpret each separate action leading up to the war.
Sorry it took me so long to get back to you on this one point. I have been pretty much kept busy this weekend by my boys. I have checked in on the forum, but been unable to really post anything of substance.
J. P. Maranto
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