Believe what you want, or turn on the brain.
The Emancipation Proclamation did NOT free all the slaves and it was NOT what started the war between the states. The slave issues existed as a side issue.
The states of Missouri, Kentucky, Maryland and Delaware were allowed to keep their slaves under the Emancipation Proclamation.
The only slaves that were affected by the Emancipation Proclamation were those within the territories of the confederate states that were controlled by the Confederate army. Those in Confederate territory that was then held by the Union army were not declared free.
The Emancipation Proclamation was not US law. It was merely a war time presidential directive. It had no authority in the Union states and never survived a court contest as to its constitutionality.
The 13th amendment came later.
Freeing of the slaves was not the reason for starting the civil war.
Thank you, thank you Mr. J, you are 100% correct and I am sick to my bones for folks thinking that it was slavery that was the root cause of the war. No more slaves were raped in the south than in the north nor did anyone bring up the fact that women still get raped. Some of the slaves in the south back then were treated like family members and deeded land. Crimes were committed against all people, just like they are now.
Another unknown fact, Brazil had way more black slaves back then than America ever did ~ why isn't anyone coming down on them? Let Jackson and Sharpton go there and pull their hissy fits. Egypt had slaves, now in Africa, they are taking different tribes and making them slaves in this day and time. I'm not at all saying it is right, but I'm dang sick and tired of all this crap about the southerners and slaves, quit pointing fingers and look at the big picture, I refuse to be a scape goat and am damn proud and blessed to be a Southernner!
Long live Dixie!
for those that might not know, this was the first Confederate flag flown over Fort Sumter, SC just a few miles in the waterway from Charleston, SC. Fort Sumter was where the first shots were fired in the war. This 7 star flag flew for only 3 months and was replace with more stars when more states joined the Confederated army.
Are we supposed to be interested in Brazil? Were the immediate ancestors of Sharpton and Jackson slaves in Brazil or America. I'm shocked to hear you call such "hissy fits". I never expected to hear that from you although its not that far off when I think about it.
I am also curious as to whoever made this discussion a forum to guilt trip southeners? No one so much as even hinted at that so I'm not seeing the basis for your "scapegoat"......hissy fit.
I found it especially comical that you thought the fact that slaves may have been treated like "family" helped your cause. I treat my dogs like family so whats you're point?! The slaves were family until they wanted some individuality, as a matter of fact lets not even get that luxurious, the slaves were fine as long as they didn't work slow!
Tell Willie Lynch that slaves are family. Let me take you to labor fields to motivate the slaves to work by reminding them that their status in life was not even equal to an animal; but oh no its cool because there's other salves in Brazil.
You have to be kidding me. Not only was there no reason within this thread for to go the offensive "southern pride" rant you didn't even make sense.
Sorry Ladonia, I would've sided with the North, joined the ranks of the 54th and tried my very best to blow Wednesday's version of "Southern Pride" straight to hell.