The idiotic statement “Treason in defense of Slavery was the worst cause a man ever died for” is a towering example of colossal ignorance given it reveals the poster has not a clue of the actual reasons for the war to begin with.
Only the indoctrinated, the ideological and the clueless are ignorant enough to fail in figuring out that the chronology of the firing on Fort Sumpter and the Emancipation Proclamation negates the ridiculously stupid statement rendered.
On the contrary, for those pushing succession it was always about slavery at the bottom of everything else. They knew Lincoln's position was to allow no more slave states, and they believed if they didn't suceed free states would have such a numerical advantage in Congress that it would ultimately lead to abolition. Whether that was actually Lincoln's design is debatable. Whether the leaders of the secessionist movement believed it was is not. Just read the speeches of the secessionist leaders.
Yep. The South fought because Lincoln freed the slaves. They just decided to start a little early.