The War between the States could have been avoided

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  1. Salty

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    If Congress had passed the Crittenden Compromise

    If you were a member of Congress in 1860, would you have voted for this compromise to avoid war?
     
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    Absolutely not! Slavery would have continued unabated.
     
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    nope. It doesn't look like much of a compromise to me.
     
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    Salty, Me and my wife just saw the new movie: Lincoln and it deslt with politics during that period, very eye opening.
     
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    I don't know if the War of Northern Aggression could have been permanently avoided or not, BUT, I do that if the suggestion offered by POTUS Franklin Pierce's Secretary of War (1853-57) advice would have been implemented in the mid-1850's, the firing on the Union Army's Ft. Sumter (which most historians will tell us was the "spark" that ignited The WONA) probably would not have happened.

    His advice = Let the Atlantic coastal forts (such as Sumter) be manned by the state militia of whatever state in which said fort is located. Thus, realizing a signicant cost reduction in defense spending. :thumbs: :applause:

    Pierce's Secretary of War = Jefferson Davis! :smilewinkgrin:
     

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