"Was the Civil War fought over slavery?": Here's the video to show idiots who think the answer is "No"

Col. Ty Seidule, head of the department of history at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point lowers the boom


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Scott Eric Kaufman
August 12, 2015 12:29AM (UTC)

The next time an annoying friend or relative attempts to argue that the Civil War was fought over anything other than slavery, here's the definitive response delivered by Colonel Ty Seidule, a Professor of History at the United States Military Academy at West Point:

Was the Civil War About Slavery?

New Video! "Was the Civil War About Slavery?"What caused the Civil War? Did the North care about abolishing slavery? Did the South secede because of slavery? Or was it about something else entirely...perhaps states' rights? Colonel Ty Seidule, Professor of History at the United States Military Academy at West Point, settles the debate once and for all.

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Scott Eric Kaufman

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