Was Secession Inevitable?
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This paper examines the underlying social, political and economic causes of the secession of the South leading to the Civil War. It asks if war was inevitable or if there was any other possible solution to the crisis situation of the time. It focuses mostly on events leading up to the war and briefly describes battles and events.
From the Paper:"By establishing a parallel between their desire for secession and the plight of the original colonists, the South believed that their arguments would engender a more widespread public sympathy and would also lend their claims greater legal strength and validity. They unified their position into what is called the "compact theory," first elucidated in the Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions of 1798. According to the theory, the individual states delegated their authority to the Federal government when they ratified the Constitution and could withdraw it through due process of another convention."
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