Im well aware of the south's

By: crunchgodabruinknees



causes revolving around states rights. The southerners rallied around that and the north around slavery and preserving the union.

The south also cited slavery in secession take Mississippi for example(its like the other states positions). 

"Our position is thoroughly identified with the institution of slavery — the greatest material interest of the world,” proclaimed Mississippi in its own secession declaration, passed Jan. 9, 1861. “Its labor supplies the product which constitutes by far the largest and most important portions of the commerce of the earth. . . . A blow at slavery is a blow at commerce and civilization.”

He was almost tried, but the powers that be recognized the nation need to heal its wounds. Some of the biggest financiers and warmongers of the north came to his aid. It's no big secret. Andrew Johnson then pardoned the southerners for their treason on Christmas. ts common knowledge for those who have studied reconstruction.

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