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01-25-2011, 07:10 PM
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Terence Peterman
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Originally Posted by Beef Invictus View Post
It took me 3 tries to spell that city correctly.

See, this is why I don't like saying "the Civil War was caused by slavery." It's important, and fueled the fire, but it's really much deeper than that.

edit: At the time many saw that slavery was not sustainable, that the idea of expanding it westward was a waste of time, and that it would die a natural death. A theory is that as industry was beginning to expand southward, it would give new life to slavery and would also be a serious threat to northern industry. So there's that, I guess.
I was also under the impression that there was much more to it than that. That's why I didn't quite comprehend the early insistence that it was. To me, it's like going to Wing Bowl at 6am and drinking all day and night until you come home and puke, saying it was the Taco Bell that made you vom.

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