And that is why all these other "Reasons" and "Causes" given for why we had such a war to me are childish. There had to be something else there to explain the depth of emotions and motivating forces that were present.
It is a self examination question. What would you fight for? Why do you think that your Grandfathers would fight for anything less? Even the noble ideal of "freedom of the slaves", the liberation of a people who you did not know or even care about, does not meet that criteria.
Now if we are agreed upon the reply that you have given, one must ask themselves, why were these force of emotion and motivating factors present? What is the real cause of the American Civil War? Why did the southern people, like William Wallace or George Washington, feel the need for independence? What injustice was being done that they felt that almost universal need, which lead to the williness to abandon the United States as being the fair and just guardian of their liberty and their rights?
Yes all the seceeding states gave their reasons for their secession in their own way in their various ordinances. But what was behind those grievences? Why did they feel that those grievences were just and reasonable?
Before your house burns down there has to be a fire. For there to be a fire, there has to be a source of ignition. For that source of ignition to be effective and start that fire, there has to be a fuel supply and conditions favorable for that source of ignition to take hold. How did that fuel supply get in place and how did the conditions become favorable for the ignition point to start that fire? How did we get to the point that only 80 years after fighting a war for our collective independence from England, that the southern states go to seeking their own independence from the others?
The desire for Freedom historically most often arises from an enviroment of precieved Domination.
Fires very rarely start in a rain storm.