American Civil War | 3 Minute History

American Civil War | 3 Minute History


Slavery in the United States was legal in all of the original states, but as time went on Northern States began to abolish it. Compromises were made as new states were brought into the Union. After more territory was added to the US these compromises became increasingly strained. Numerous problems arose as the slave-to-free state balance was disturbed when California became a state in 1850. Then starting in 1854 there was an internal war in Kansas over the decision to be a free state. The slavery issue had also greatly upset the balance of political parties in the 1850s. The Whig party had dissolved because of its inability to tackle the issue and the Republicans took their place with an ideological position of stopping slavery from spreading westward. In the presidential election of 1860 the Democrats split over slavery, leaving the field wide open. Lincoln, the Republican candidate gained from the confusion winning with only 40 percent of the vote South Carolina immediately seceded from the Union. During early 1861 several states joined them forming a confederacy under the leadership of Jefferson Davis. Some slave states remained in the Union. Both Presidents Buchanan and Lincoln failed to bring the Confederate States back. After some previous incidents and Lincoln’s refusal to remove union Troops from the Confederacy, in 1861 South Carolinan militiamen attacked Fort Sumter. This was used as the impetus to start sending Union troops to retake the south. The war had officially begun. There’s a lot to the beginning of this war so if you want to learn more I did a separate video exploring the causation which you can watch here. A Union blockade was erected around the Confederacy forcing them to send goods through Mexico. Then the Union sent its first invasion force towards the Confederate capital of Richmond, VA in June. These campaigns were stiffly resisted only making it as far as Bull Run and the war in the east became one of attrition. Confederate troops were more skillfully utilized by the strategically savvy commanders such as general Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, while the industrial power of the North Kept union troops and supplies coming. Elsewhere after Kentucky declared its neutrality, Tennessee invaded it in 1862. In Kansas Quantrill’s Raiders harassed Union Troops, and the Union managed to conquer the New Mexican territory in March of 1862. Meanwhile General Ulysses S. Grant had sent troops down the Mississippi River cutting the Confederacy off from Mexican trade. It was the final act of the Anaconda plan which was meant to cut off the Confederacy from the outside world. Back in the east the Confederacy in return began trying to invade the Union making it as far as Antietam, where they were defeated. After Union General John C. Fremont preempted Lincoln, the victory of Antietam gave him the excuse to proclaim all slaves inside the Confederate territory officially emancipated. This reinforced the moral cause of the war. Undeterred General Lee launched a second invasion of the Union but a turning point was reached when this ended in his defeat at the battle of Gettysburg in July of 1863. President Lincoln used the opportunity to make an address that became instantly famous and reinvigorated the Union’s morale. Meanwhile New Orleans have been taken by sea in May cutting off the Mississippi and in July after a huge Trench warfare siege, Vicksburg was taken. However by that time conscription had been imposed by both the Confederacy and the Union. This led to massive draft riots in New York for three days right after Gettysburg. Nevertheless Lincoln assigned Grant to the East and in may of 1864 they started pushing into the south, waging a campaign of what he called total war. The push towards Richmond was making headway, but their advance was halted at Petersburg and a nine-month long battle in the trenches ensued. After the final battle of Chattanooga, Tennessee was captured in December of 1863. Union General Sherman seized and burned Atlanta, GA in mid 1864. He began a march to the sea across the state that burned crops and destroyed infrastructure leaving the Confederacy bifurcated and its economy in ruins. The Union passed the Thirteenth Amendment, officially abolishing slavery in the United States in early 1865. A few months later the Union won a decisive victory at the Battle of Five Forks in April 1865. The next Day Petersburg finished and Richmond was encircled. Once Lee saw they had been surrounded he surrendered. The war was over and slavery had been abolished in the US. New technology like the Minie ball, telegraphs, trains and cartridge weapons made it the most deadly war in American history with 700 to 900 thousand people killed. However Lincoln was assassinated within a week of Lee’s surrender and the following decade of reconstruction tried but failed to bring equality to the newly freed slaves and an end to the violence that was related to the desolation left by the Civil War. If you are interested in learning more about why the Civil War began and come over to my channel The Cynical Historian. I did an episode on that. Check out some other stuff while you’re at it. Thanks for watching and thanks to Jabzy for letting me host. Goodbye.

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hiUuL5uTKc

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conscription

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfYV0JpOlrY

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOKEebktVco

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verdict

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guilty

    my side looses…..

    just have them rounded up and arrested based on receiving contrasting orders and following them….

    them have them court martial and shot beside their computer desks based on them being considered in a time of war……then make sure all the executions are filmed and recorded and sent to their genetic parents who usually consist of wealthy Illuminati cult people….

    I tactically gain more by having the wealthy satanic cult parents wake up with repressed memories by seeing their hidden genetic children shot in front of them then I do having them help me cheat for small amounts of money….

    The best way to accomplish this is have

    1. Have one side of the government order them to help me cheat

    2. Have another side of the government order them to stop helping me cheat and to take money

    3. have the first side of the government say they didn't help me cheat enough, and have failed their orders
    then withdraw all legal protection, code names, paper work, and turn over all evidence of them helping me cheat to their commanding officers to have them arrested and killed

    4. then once the first wave of guys are gone,

    bring in the second wave who watched the first wave all get shot
    for cowardice in time of war or what ever you use and order them to help me cheat more and faster than the previous group who was all court martial and shot….
    .

    iam a psycho….so thats first thought that comes to mine….

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    D Hilton

    Changed my mind….

    theres tells

    2a23

    with the 3 being the random number of hands required until i receiving my winning cards

    make sure you arrest and ruin the careers of everyone involved in helping me cheat…..hopefully you can kill them with court martial and secret firing squads….

    i am not gonna wait years for these people to pretend to help me cheat while you help a bit…..then give me fake tells then take my money……

    round up and arrest the ones helped me to begin with…..

    mainly for helping a terrorist and nor not doing a good enough job at it

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    John Long

    Lies! Lies! Lies! Why would 20 men who do not own slaves fight for 1 slave owner. You will notice you did not mention that the Emancipation proclamation freed no slaves in areas controlled by the North. –Johnny Long

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    The Southern states should have remained calm, keeping in mind that
    A) Lincoln would have only been in power for 4 years
    B) Lincoln did not ban slavery in the old states, he only restricted new states from adopting it
    C) Logically speaking, once a governmental body takes part in an election, they are morally bound by its terms for the agreed upon term. It's almost like making a bet on a sports game, losing the bet and then choosing to remove yourself from the agreement after you've lost, thereby refusing to live up to your end of the agreement.

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    The founding fathers of America were mostly slave owners, white supremacists (They believed that all white men were born equal, not all men) and anti feminists (they did not believe that women should have the right to vote)

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    Why did the South invade the North after they were fully encircled ? That was a grave mistake in my opinion. If they could have held out, Lincoln might have lost the next election ? If Britain had declared war on the Union on the side of the Confederacy, keeping them supplied, the Union could not have prevailed.

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    Randall Martin

    If it was about slavery, why wait to pass the law abolishing slavery. Doesn't make much sense. Because it was about the north taxing the crap out of the south

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    Lars D

    So white people went out to war and to be killed in order to fight for black peoples rights?! Noble and touching, but I don't beleave it.

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    Russell Person

    You forgot about Lincoln the Tyrant, who suspended Habeas Corpus and imprisoned 13,000 news agencies and prominent citizens for being critical of or even wanting to stay neutral.

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    Sir.derps alot

    Wrong civil war was about the north bulling the south forcing them to buy from them the south was out lawing slavery and the south Constitution had more freedom.

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    Michael Wagner

    People that support the confederate sin today's world and think that the union started the war make Donald trump look like Stephen hawking

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    Civil war causes part 3

    People don’t realize how unfair the Morrill Tariff was. Northern business interests and their tools in Congress forced this legislation through. It amounted to forcing the southern states to pay for the majority of the costs of the federal government. Remember that back then there was no income tax, so funding the federal government came from tariffs and other fees. This legislative abuse alone was enough grounds to cause the southern states to secede. This interesting comment was borrowed from the DEO VINDICE channel on youtube.

    The Morrill Tariff ultimately tripled the Tariff rate from 15 to 48%. It was passed the day before Lincoln took office. The next day at Lincoln's first inaugural address, he promised that any state that would not pay the taxes would be invaded and the taxes would be taken by force with bloodshed if necessary. In that same address Lincoln said he supported the Corwin Amendment and said if the southern states rejoined the Union that the Corwin Amendment would pass and be ratified. The Corwin amendment would have kept Slavery Legal in the south forever under the US Constitution. Lincoln never had any intention of freeing a single slave and in fact said the opposite when taking office. So, the south clearly did not secede over the threat of losing the right to keep slaves.. It had to be something else…

    Northern states by 1860 had a majority in the House of Representatives. It was with this majority that the North was able to TAX the South to death. Although the South had 25% of the population, they payed 80% of the nation’s tariffs! The northern states used their majority in congress to use that tax money on improving the industry and infrastructure of the North. So the southern states payed 80% of the nation's taxes and saw less than 20% of the entire tax revenue spent by the federal government in SOUTHERN STATES.

    Taxation without representation, no control in the US congress, and the recent election of Abraham Lincoln.. who received less than 40% of the popular vote & was a member of a new political party created ONLY to help NORTHERN INDUSTRY, NORTHERN BUSINESS, & NORTHERN PEOPLE AT THE SOUTH'S EXPENSE! These political reasons are among the major causes of the southern state's decision to secede and gain the ability to govern themselves. The people's right to abolish or alter the government is a fundamental right our founding father's recognized and would have supported.

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    Civil war causes part 2

    Here are a few more "follow the money" examples:
    * The union army styled itself as heroes who were struggling to free the poor exploited slaves. Actually, they were thugs, murderers who killed unarmed prisoners, thieves, and rapists. The first thing southerners did when they heard the union army was coming was to move their daughters to safety at least 100 miles out of harm's way, since the blue uniformed rapists left no white woman untouched. If all they wanted was to free the slaves, why didn’t they free the slaves in states that did not secede that had slavery laws like MD, MO, DE, & KY?

    * Union army murderers routinely killed their prisoners since it was impossible to march them safely back north to a prison camp. They also lynched farmers who destroyed their crops or killed their livestock rather than letting them fall into Union army hands.

    * The union army thieves stole everything that was not nailed down and shipped it all back North. The scene at Tara House in the movie Gone with the Wind was not a literary exaggeration–they stole everything including the green curtains, and THEN THEY BURNED THE HOUSE DOWN. Sometimes they went through the ashes so they could steal the nails also…really high moral standard you keep there, Yankees. This was a war on civilians, not on military targets. Why is this truth never exposed?

    * Sherman's march to the sea was a war on civilians and the economy of the South. The purpose was to destroy the manufacturing center that Atlanta had become, and then to destroy the deep-water seaport that Savannah had become. Why? Because the business interests there threatened the northern businessmen, manufacturers, and shipping interests. These businessmen forced Lincoln and Congress to support the war. All wars are ultimately fought for economic reasons but for moralistic excuses. The net effect was that manufacturing and shipping in the South was destroyed and did not begin to recover for at least 80 years at the time of WW2. However, the manufacturing and shipping was done by northern companies and investors who had located their plants and shipping facilities in the South. This turned the South into an economic colony of the North. This is one more thing that the Confederate heroes were fighting to avoid. Can't anyone see past skin color issues to recognize this?

    * More examples of the staggering growth of the federal government: federal hamburger laws; federal commode laws enforced by the potty police; and federal clothes washing laws….sorry friends, but because of the explosive growth of the federal government, you can’t eat a hamburger, flush your commode, or wash clothes without if being a “Federal Question” and Involving NUMEROUS INVASIVE FEDERAL LAWS.

    A fair question: What would be an example of a legitimate federal law based on a “Federal Question”? Basically, any concerns common to two or more states, or a concern involving an international boundary. Here are three examples of reasonable federal legislation: 1) regulating barge traffic on the Ohio River; 2) importing goods manufactured overseas; 3) vetting refugees who request asylum with the intent of becoming citizens.

    Federal Hamburger Laws: A perfect example is the common fast food restaurant hamburger with a sesame seed bun. A law firm did a comprehensive survey, and no less than 26,000 federal laws come in to play in one form or another to produce one single hamburger. For example, inspection of the beef, interstate trucking laws, regulations on importing the sesame seeds with tariffs and inspections, regulations on the container vessel moving the sesame seeds into a port, agriculture laws concerning producing the wheat flour, labor laws, union laws, the list goes on and on and on…

    Federal Commode Laws: Another example is Congress passing laws concerning the nation's water supply to the point that the amount of water used to flush your stool is an important matter of urgent federal scrutiny. How much water I use to flush my stuff is not any concern of Congress. But plumbers and suppliers have to be careful about installing a commode that does not conform to the federal standard. A master plumber can lose his license if he installs a surplus commode from the 1960's found on the back lot of the plumbing supply house that uses a little too much water. Doesn't anyone but me consider this a little invasive and unnecessary?

    Federal Clothes Washing Laws: Congress even regulates how much water can be used to do a load of clothes. Manufacturers have had to redesign washing machines to the point that it takes two washes just to get the clothes clean. Federal laws now regulate how much water can be used to wash a load of clothes. The net amount of water it takes to get your clothes clean has actually increased, since the first wash job is so inefficient. To compensate, they are now selling special, expensive, highly caustic soaps, which bleach the color out of the clothes and rot the fabric. This is what happens with politicians with an insane environmentalist agenda take over the design of washing machines. They can’t trust the manufacturers to design an efficient machine that uses the minimum amount of water needed to get the clothes clean.

    * And try to get your gold and silver back from a bank! Take your Federal Reserve paper money to a bank, and say to the teller you want silver dollars for each paper dollar. They will laugh at you. A silver dollar sells in the coin shop for about $17 to $25 these days (paper money). An American Eagle $50 gold ounce costs around $1300 paper dollars in the coin shops. This should give you a picture how much the counterfeiters at the Federal Reserve have inflated the currency supply. Their money is just green ink on cotton paper with no real value to itself, unless you care to use it for the toilet paper it is. The Constitution plainly says that “gold and silver shall be the money of the land”. It doesn’t say anything about green ink on cotton paper printed a pallet load at a time by the mint.

    * People don't realize how the federal government grew after the 9-11 disaster. Laws are on the books that will turn the country into a totalitarian state on 24 hours’ notice. Bush jr. asked Congress for emergency powers when the Lehman Brothers bank started to fail in 2007. The thought of a Federal Reserve stock holding bank going under so disturbed the northern business interests, that they were ready to turn the country into a dictatorship. This didn't happen because the financial cabal that controls the banking system orchestrated the collapse of the economy. It was necessary for at least one really big bank to go under to crash the stock market as completely as they did. The super-rich that ordered this had already sold most of their stocks. After the crash they created, they bought them all back at bargain basement prices (as much as 90% off of the former year’s price), doubling their fortunes in a year, tax-free, and WITHOUT ANY RISK AT ALL. You can only get this with a Federal Reserve system controlling the nations' banks and economy.

    • People don’t realize how the Supreme Court and the Federal court system has overstepped it bounds through passing their own legislation. The founders’ original intent did include judicial review of laws explicitly passed by Congress. There is nothing to indicate that they wanted the Supreme Court judicial activist judges passing their own laws based on what they esteem as some nebulous “implied” rights hidden in the Constitution. The document was written in a clearly explicit manner. Where did all these hidden, implied rights suddenly come from? It is a complete abuse of power for the judges to base decisions on those rights that are new and outside of the boundaries of laws passed by Congress. This sort of power grab was not part of the first 70 years of government in this country, since the states agreed to a limited federal government with the majority of the powers reserved to the states. This amounts to minority rule by decree, which is a form of oligarchy and dictatorship. This method of minority rule through bogus federal court decisions was unthinkable to the founding fathers. For example, there is nothing in the history of the US federal law that says gay marriage is legal, legitimate, and equal to traditional hetero marriage. The Roberts court insanely overstepped their powers to pass this law on their own authority, instead of getting Congress to pass this sweeping act. This is just one more law passed by the Supreme Court in violation of the limited powers given them by the constitution. This follows a series of bogus decisions going back to Murray vs Curlett decision in 1963 which was the beginning of the legislative agenda of the atheist-liberal-humanist-homosexualist minorities. These people knew they would never get their agendas passed through Congress, so they used the federal courts to pass their legislative agenda. That is what has brought down the US to its current low moral state through an unprecedented & breathtaking moral decline since 1963. Judicial activism of this sort should be an impeachable offense. ONLY CONGRESS gets to pass federal laws. If the federal judges do not understand this, they do not know enough constitutional law to have any business sitting on a federal bench.

    * The people of the South saw all this coming. The bottom line is that northern business and shipping interests still control Congress and the passing of invasive federal laws. This has been the case since 1861. So yes, the leadership of the South who saw all this coming and fought against it are genuine heroes. They should be honored with statues to remind us of what they fought for.

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    Civil War causes part 1

    Have you ever even heard of the other side of the story about the reasons for the Civil War? Probably not, since the winners always write the history books. Try this on for size:

    * There is nothing in the Constitution that prevents a state leaving. It is a right reserved to the states. Show me the article or amendment that says a state can't leave.

    * Lincoln declared an illegal war on the states of the South to force them back into the union. The moralizing excuse was to free the slaves. Only the super-rich top 1% of the southern elites owned a large number of slaves. Most southern whites were as poor as slaves themselves.

    * Other Lincoln illegal acts include blockading southern ports without a declaration of war; suspension of habeas corpus (“charge them or release them” Constitutional protection guarantee); arresting and holding without trial or charges northern citizens sympathetic to the secession, including some sitting state legislators; censorship of telecommunications; issuance of baseless paper money with no gold or silver backing; confiscation of private property and guns owned by northerners sympathetic to the secession; turning the country into a dictatorship with government by decree; enforcement of the Morrill Tariff, which unfairly penalized the South

    * You people who refuse to listen to the “other side of the story” need to take off your own magical glasses that make you see everything as a black vs white race issue. Something is wrong with your glasses if they can only see two colors, black and white.

    * The southern leaders did not want to be owned or controlled by the northern businessmen. This was a fight over state's rights. The slavery issue was just the touchstone or excuse. They had draft riots in the North because northern conscripts did not want to get killed just to free the slaves. Can you imagine the riots and reaction that would have happened if Lincoln and Congress said, "Now come on boys, the Yankee manufacturers want to put the Southern manufacturers out of business for good. They are afraid of the competition. So go join General Sherman's army outside of Allentown. They are about the march South and burn every factory in Atlanta down, and then burn Savannah harbor, oh yes, and then march north and burn Columbia to teach those rebs a lesson. Come on boys, my officers won't say anything if you take a few mementos and souvenirs home with you, like the entire contents of a southern mansion. You'll get rich, rich, rich!"

    * All of the northern states except PA had laws on the books allowing holding slaves. NY had legal slavery until 1845. Border states like Delaware and Maryland had slavery laws in effect throughout the war. When the new laws that would free the slaves were about to take effect, northern slave holders would quietly move their slaves down South to be sold to southern slave owners. The super-rich 1% southern plantation owners doubled their labor pool overnight when they bought the northern slaves at bargain prices. It was a win-win for the super-rich of the North in partnership with the super-rich of the South. What hypocrisy! Then the former slave owners of the North moaned about the plight of the oppressed southern slaves!

    * The abolitionists got the slave laws overturned in the North. They would have eventually gotten the slave laws in the South overturned without a brutal, bloody war. These people got a half million people killed for their cause out of the 31.5 million people living in the country in 1860. If the same percentage of people were killed in a war in this decade, the number of dead would be a staggering 5.3 million people. Every family in the country would lose loved ones.

    * Black southern freedmen and slaves trying to earn freedom carried arms and fought for the South. They proved to be competent fighters in battle.

    * Black freedmen owned black slaves. About 40% of black freedmen used the cheap labor of slaves. A farmer had to do this to compete and stay in business.

    * The majority of the states, 6 out of 11, left because of the state's rights issue, not because of the slavery issue. They did not want the rich merchants of the North dictating to the sovereign states their laws. The Republic had a limited federal system originally. The growth of the federal government to the giant octopus monster ogre that it is now started with Lincoln and the Civil War. Roosevelt, Johnson, and most of the presidents since Reagan have aggressively campaigned for more and more federal government with correspondingly higher taxes. The country will never get out of the debt it has taken on to fund the growth of the federal government.

    * The cause of the war was ultimately economic, as with all wars. The northerners did not care about the poor slaves until the southern merchants and manufacturers started shipping directly out of Savannah and Charleston to London. Until the late 1850's, southern merchants sent overseas shipments through New York harbor and Boston harbor. When northern merchants started to lose this income, the business, manufacturing, and merchant sector joined the abolitionists to crush the competition. This was the ultimate reason for the war. This truth has been suppressed or under-reported from the beginning, since this takes away the moral justification the North used to make war on the civilians and business interests of the South.

    * If you don't believe that statement, follow the money. Business boomed in the North as suppliers built whole fortunes providing equipment and arms to the northern armies. War is good business, as long as your factories and homes are not getting destroyed.

    * Again, follow the money…Lincoln paid for the war with greenback paper money, which had no basis and was illegal to print. This issue of money was still in use until recent times. Have you ever noticed a red triangle on the back of a dollar bill? That was the issue of money that Lincoln printed out of thin air. The Fed has taken out of circulation all those bills, but their derivative issues are still in use without the noticeable red triangle.

    * Again, follow the money…Lincoln's baseless paper money was the beginning of the Federal Reserve System. The US Federal Reserve is the biggest criminal counterfeiter that has ever existed. Read: The Creature from Jekyll Island: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve by G. Edward Griffin for the story on how the super-rich bankers corrupted Congress and President Wilson to invent this monster in 1913. The Fed with the help of a corrupt Congress will eventually bankrupt the country. Thanks, Mr. Lincoln, for giving this pending disaster its start.

    * Again, follow the money…the Morrill Tariff was designed to penalize the southern manufacturers for having the audacity to buy their equipment and supplies from Europe rather than from northern manufacturers. It imposed a whopping 48% tariff on certain imported goods. This legislative abuse alone was enough to start the Civil War. The tariff became federal law shortly before Lincoln was sworn in. He promised ruthless enforcement of it against any violators, meaning punishment of southern businessmen who imported equipment from Europe.

    It is downright heroic that people would fight against the oppression of the federal government with its confiscatory taxes, baseless money, endless deficit spending, and overwhelming laws that rob states of their rights. Do you know that there are laws on the books that Bush jr. helped invent that allow the Homeland Security goons to break into your house in the middle of the night, haul you away without any charges, and hold you indefinitely in a secret prison in northern Utah for the rest of your life without telling your relatives where you are being held? Yep, the 9-11 attack changed many things.

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    jknbt jknbt

    Civil war causes part 2

    Here are a few more "follow the money" examples:
    * The union army styled itself as heroes who were struggling to free the poor exploited slaves. Actually, they were thugs, murderers who killed unarmed prisoners, thieves, and rapists. The first thing southerners did when they heard the union army was coming was to move their daughters to safety at least 100 miles out of harm's way, since the blue uniformed rapists left no white woman untouched. If all they wanted was to free the slaves, why didn’t they free the slaves in states that did not secede that had slavery laws like MD, MO, DE, & KY?

    * Union army murderers routinely killed their prisoners since it was impossible to march them safely back north to a prison camp. They also lynched farmers who destroyed their crops or killed their livestock rather than letting them fall into Union army hands.

    * The union army thieves stole everything that was not nailed down and shipped it all back North. The scene at Tara House in the movie Gone with the Wind was not a literary exaggeration–they stole everything including the green curtains, and THEN THEY BURNED THE HOUSE DOWN. Sometimes they went through the ashes so they could steal the nails also…really high moral standard you keep there, Yankees. This was a war on civilians, not on military targets. Why is this truth never exposed?

    * Sherman's march to the sea was a war on civilians and the economy of the South. The purpose was to destroy the manufacturing center that Atlanta had become, and then to destroy the deep-water seaport that Savannah had become. Why? Because the business interests there threatened the northern businessmen, manufacturers, and shipping interests. These businessmen forced Lincoln and Congress to support the war. All wars are ultimately fought for economic reasons but for moralistic excuses. The net effect was that manufacturing and shipping in the South was destroyed and did not begin to recover for at least 80 years at the time of WW2. However, the manufacturing and shipping was done by northern companies and investors who had located their plants and shipping facilities in the South. This turned the South into an economic colony of the North. This is one more thing that the Confederate heroes were fighting to avoid. Can't anyone see past skin color issues to recognize this?

    * More examples of the staggering growth of the federal government: federal hamburger laws; federal commode laws enforced by the potty police; and federal clothes washing laws….sorry friends, but because of the explosive growth of the federal government, you can’t eat a hamburger, flush your commode, or wash clothes without if being a “Federal Question” and Involving NUMEROUS INVASIVE FEDERAL LAWS.

    A fair question: What would be an example of a legitimate federal law based on a “Federal Question”? Basically, any concerns common to two or more states, or a concern involving an international boundary. Here are three examples of reasonable federal legislation: 1) regulating barge traffic on the Ohio River; 2) importing goods manufactured overseas; 3) vetting refugees who request asylum with the intent of becoming citizens.

    Federal Hamburger Laws: A perfect example is the common fast food restaurant hamburger with a sesame seed bun. A law firm did a comprehensive survey, and no less than 26,000 federal laws come in to play in one form or another to produce one single hamburger. For example, inspection of the beef, interstate trucking laws, regulations on importing the sesame seeds with tariffs and inspections, regulations on the container vessel moving the sesame seeds into a port, agriculture laws concerning producing the wheat flour, labor laws, union laws, the list goes on and on and on…

    Federal Commode Laws: Another example is Congress passing laws concerning the nation's water supply to the point that the amount of water used to flush your stool is an important matter of urgent federal scrutiny. How much water I use to flush my stuff is not any concern of Congress. But plumbers and suppliers have to be careful about installing a commode that does not conform to the federal standard. A master plumber can lose his license if he installs a surplus commode from the 1960's found on the back lot of the plumbing supply house that uses a little too much water. Doesn't anyone but me consider this a little invasive and unnecessary?

    Federal Clothes Washing Laws: Congress even regulates how much water can be used to do a load of clothes. Manufacturers have had to redesign washing machines to the point that it takes two washes just to get the clothes clean. Federal laws now regulate how much water can be used to wash a load of clothes. The net amount of water it takes to get your clothes clean has actually increased, since the first wash job is so inefficient. To compensate, they are now selling special, expensive, highly caustic soaps, which bleach the color out of the clothes and rot the fabric. This is what happens with politicians with an insane environmentalist agenda take over the design of washing machines. They can’t trust the manufacturers to design an efficient machine that uses the minimum amount of water needed to get the clothes clean.

    * And try to get your gold and silver back from a bank! Take your Federal Reserve paper money to a bank, and say to the teller you want silver dollars for each paper dollar. They will laugh at you. A silver dollar sells in the coin shop for about $17 to $25 these days (paper money). An American Eagle $50 gold ounce costs around $1300 paper dollars in the coin shops. This should give you a picture how much the counterfeiters at the Federal Reserve have inflated the currency supply. Their money is just green ink on cotton paper with no real value to itself, unless you care to use it for the toilet paper it is. The Constitution plainly says that “gold and silver shall be the money of the land”. It doesn’t say anything about green ink on cotton paper printed a pallet load at a time by the mint.

    * People don't realize how the federal government grew after the 9-11 disaster. Laws are on the books that will turn the country into a totalitarian state on 24 hours’ notice. Bush jr. asked Congress for emergency powers when the Lehman Brothers bank started to fail in 2007. The thought of a Federal Reserve stock holding bank going under so disturbed the northern business interests, that they were ready to turn the country into a dictatorship. This didn't happen because the financial cabal that controls the banking system orchestrated the collapse of the economy. It was necessary for at least one really big bank to go under to crash the stock market as completely as they did. The super-rich that ordered this had already sold most of their stocks. After the crash they created, they bought them all back at bargain basement prices (as much as 90% off of the former year’s price), doubling their fortunes in a year, tax-free, and WITHOUT ANY RISK AT ALL. You can only get this with a Federal Reserve system controlling the nations' banks and economy.

    • People don’t realize how the Supreme Court and the Federal court system has overstepped it bounds through passing their own legislation. The founders’ original intent did include judicial review of laws explicitly passed by Congress. There is nothing to indicate that they wanted the Supreme Court judicial activist judges passing their own laws based on what they esteem as some nebulous “implied” rights hidden in the Constitution. The document was written in a clearly explicit manner. Where did all these hidden, implied rights suddenly come from? It is a complete abuse of power for the judges to base decisions on those rights that are new and outside of the boundaries of laws passed by Congress. This sort of power grab was not part of the first 70 years of government in this country, since the states agreed to a limited federal government with the majority of the powers reserved to the states. This amounts to minority rule by decree, which is a form of oligarchy and dictatorship. This method of minority rule through bogus federal court decisions was unthinkable to the founding fathers. For example, there is nothing in the history of the US federal law that says gay marriage is legal, legitimate, and equal to traditional hetero marriage. The Roberts court insanely overstepped their powers to pass this law on their own authority, instead of getting Congress to pass this sweeping act. This is just one more law passed by the Supreme Court in violation of the limited powers given them by the constitution. This follows a series of bogus decisions going back to Murray vs Curlett decision in 1963 which was the beginning of the legislative agenda of the atheist-liberal-humanist-homosexualist minorities. These people knew they would never get their agendas passed through Congress, so they used the federal courts to pass their legislative agenda. That is what has brought down the US to its current low moral state through an unprecedented & breathtaking moral decline since 1963. Judicial activism of this sort should be an impeachable offense. ONLY CONGRESS gets to pass federal laws. If the federal judges do not understand this, they do not know enough constitutional law to have any business sitting on a federal bench.

    * The people of the South saw all this coming. The bottom line is that northern business and shipping interests still control Congress and the passing of invasive federal laws. This has been the case since 1861. So yes, the leadership of the South who saw all this coming and fought against it are genuine heroes. They should be honored with statues to remind us of what they fought for.

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    Youssef Makoudi

    This man is a deciever: american civil war is explained in 4:52 minutes, not three!!!!
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    Tijo Jose

    It should be noted that when the Confederacy traded with Mexico, they were actually trading with France, as France had invaded Mexico at the time. The true Mexican government would never cooperate with Texas.

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    Samar's Gadgets World

    Indian hindu here!
    I support north
    They are more diverse and no wonder why a lot powerful than racist southerners

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    Drew Hamilton

    Out of all these Jabzy videos, how has there not yet been a video on the American Revolution? tsk tsk

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    Samuel Carneiro

    the north aka The Republicans. democrats love using diferent names to distance themselves from their past.

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    White Emerald_

    Not gonna lie. As a 27 year old who was born in America, I don't know much about U.S. history. I feel embarrassed. I only care about Master Chef and money. And oh, pornhub too.

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    211 pirate

    Abraham was a Republican, and a Republican Party general view was to abolish slavery, and let’s face it, a huge part of the south’s economy came from slaves. The South saw slavery wasn’t going to survive if they stayed apart of the Union, so they seceded.

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    M3oWcaboose

    The same people that say the war wasn't about freeing slaves think that Columbus did nothing for this world and that he slaughtered every native he saw even though 90% of the natives that died was from disease which is kind of hard to control when you just discovered the earth wasn't flat.

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    winwin4all

    Unites States of America citizens !!! Do you know the history of your country well? Please have a look at this educational blog to see if you have missed this information. Please discern for yourself: http://usabritishcolony.blogspot.com

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    sgt Hale107

    The Alt-Right back then: Let's make you look like the bad guys, cause you're ACTUALLY doing stuff, that make you THE BAD GUYS.
    The Alt-Right now: Let's get the NEWS to make you look like the BAD GUYS, just because you don't agree with us.

    Jesus, the SJWs and Feminists have COMPLETELY ruined this country

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    The informant

    http://www.scv.org/new/contributed-works/black-confederates/ I suggest you all read this if you want to debate also look up hk edgerton

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    mrdave2112

    The civil war was about as much about slavery as the Iraq war was about WMDs. All wars are over land acquisition. We now have permanent basses in Iraq.

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    Joshua Allen

    Man I feel bad the poor white man keeps getting fooled into fighting their rich counterparts fights. That was true then and it's true today. I hope one day they realize they have more in common with us than they realize. 🙇🏾

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    Heritage NOT Hate

    It wasn't fought over slavery. It was fought over State's rights. Preserving the Union. Emancipation later became the higher object. Just think though,870,000 dead. It was the bloodiest time ever for America. So, you can't say that Whites never took up for the Blacks.

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    Stephanie Ostler

    This video showed a lot for just being 3 minuets I will show my daughter this for her social studies homework it will help her so much

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    Huate X

    The Confederates and their modern-day apologists are and were anti-freedom. It's Orwellian to twist whether or not you should be allowed to own another human being into a question of "state's rights".

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    WokeAF

    US Civil War was about economics but the economics were directly tied to slavery in the south, every European knows that.

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    Gabbie Neff

    Sherman did not himself burn Georgia, when confederates heard of his prompt arrival they burned any structure and materials that could be useful to the union. However Sherman did destroy SC.

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