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Lion Tamer wrote at 2012-07-22 09:19:51
We still must consider that President Lincoln took an oath to uphold the constitution.  Secession is a constitutional issue.  If the states voluntarily ratified the constitution, could a state not leave the union voluntarily? This is a constitutional question.  In retrospect, President Lincoln should have consulted the Supreme Court, before intervention in South Carolina.  If the Supreme Court agreed, then, in my opinion, his mobilization of federal troops would have been appropriate.

CARSON wrote at 2012-12-07 21:51:01

i agree, abraham lincoln was great. but he also was the most racist. and if you support him, then you too are a racist.



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Michael Troy


I can answer just about any question on early American History. My specialties are the American Revolution through the Civil War/Reconstruction. I also have greater expertise in matters relating to military, political or legal history.


I have lectured at George Washington University regarding the Civil War, as well as several elementary school Civil War demonstrations. I was also a member of a Civil War reenactment group for about 10 years.


J.D. University of Michigan B.A. George Washington University

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