What was the Civil War About?

My friend Daniel has written an excellent post on the cause of the Civil War and the various myths propagated about it on both sides of the political spectrum.

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About Steven Wedgeworth

Steven Wedgeworth is the associate pastor of Faith Presbyterian Church in Vancouver, British Columbia. He writes about theology, history, and political theory, and he has taught Jr. High and High School. He is the founder and general editor of The Calvinist International, an online journal of Christian Humanism and political theology, and a Director for the Davenant Institute.

2 thoughts on “What was the Civil War About?

  1. OK stuff, but it is wrong to take the declarations of the first four states and make them the reason for the civil war and the Confederacy. Virginia seceded because they were told that if they remained in the Union they would be required to invade and kill those people in the states that had seceded. They didn’t want to do this.

    Still, it is a good post. I just think the way it begins could use some nuance.

  2. Well yes, sort of. I think it is true that Virginia joined up later, but that still just raises the question of why there was going to be an “invasion” in the first place.

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