To: El Sordo
Your reply is correct, except for the last sentence. Try imagining a reason for the South to secede if slavery had never been introduced to the Americas. You even state, "Slaves states on the Union side were exempt from the Emancipation Proclamation." The reason they were exempt was to keep them from joining the Confederacy.
posted on 06/20/2002 5:27:31 PM PDT
To: TheDon; El Sordo
Try imagining a reason for the South to secede if slavery had never been introduced to the Americas
How 'bout these in addition to South Carolinas attempts to secede.....
- 1798-99: Virginia and Kentucky Resolves - states could nullify national law if they violated individual state rights
- 1804: Massachusetts plotted to secede and tried to get New York to withdraw from the union and establish a "Northern Confederacy".
- 1807: Embargo Act New Jersey was going to secede due prohibition of foreign trade
- 1814: Delegates from several New England states threatened to secede over President James Madison's war policies against England.
- 1844: The Massachusetts Legislature threatened secession when Congress started debating whether to admit Texas into the Union.
<> Geez Don, Delaware and New Jersey join the Confederacy?
posted on 06/20/2002 8:58:49 PM PDT
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