Gee somehow I thought the war started because of Lincoln's attempt to re-enforce Fort Sumter and the call for troops which pushed more southern states to seceed. Can you tell me where the shooting started after the FSL was passed.
The north was making laws to ban both free and slave blacks with the Black codes. So howdoes that make the northbetter than the South.
Think about that.
Oh goodness please don't scorn the South just because of we don't buy into the healthcare and the government takeovers, bailouts, and abuse of the constitution and abuses of power, buying votes, and the spiral toward a socialist government that our founders tried hard to prevent. Sounds like some of the causes of the WAR FOR SOUTHERN INDEPENDENCE if you ask me.
You really should read the "Things you Hear' at http://history-sites.com/cgi-bin/bbs53x/nvcwmb/webbbs_config.pl?read=64420
Then think about that.