The War of Northern Aggression Analyzed from the Confederate Viewpoint



The War of Northern Aggression Analyzed from the Confederate Viewpoint
Josh Autry
Mrs. Mallow
English 11
April 29, 2000
The War of Northern Aggression Analyzed from the Confederate Viewpoint
Josh Autry
Mrs. Mallow
English 11
April 29, 2000
Thesis: The world today is blinded from the truth about the "Civil War" just like they are the truth of the creation vs. evolution debate. Theyíre blinded in the same way as well, misleading text books. The truth is that the North, Lincoln, etc. werenít as great as they claimed to be, and that they went to illegal measures for an unjust cause.
I. The schooling controls the peopleís view
A. Jefferson Davisí prediction
B. Public schoolís position
1. Why start then?
2. What was the mindset?
3. What was it changed to?
II. The confederates fight for slavery view
A. Southerners didnít fight for slavery
1. Most soldiers didnít have slaves
2. Slave property lost either way
B. Not only white Southerners had slavery
1. Black slave-owners
2. Northern slavery
a. From the beginning
b. During war times
C. Lincolnís real view of slavery
1. White supremacy
2. Black separation
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III. Africans by the Northern view
A. Racism like Lincoln their leader
1. Laws against blacks
2. Abuse on blacks
3. Resulting injury of blacks
IV. The secessionist standpoint
A. The legality of
1. They founders say
2. The only just way
3. The price they paid
B. The work of
V. The horrifying truth of Northern aggression
A. Massacre at Camp Jackson
B. U.S. Gen. Benjamin Butler
1. Harsh punishments
2. Rude abusiveness
3. Slavery in war
C. Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman
1. As an arsonist
2. As a murderer
D. U.S. Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton
E. Lincoln
F. Prisons
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Josh Autry
Mrs. Mallow
English 11
April 29, 2000
The War of Northern Aggression Analyzed from the Confederate Viewpoint
The public school system was used as a tool of the government and still is to skew the American mind into believing whatever it wants. For example: at the present time the school child has evolution drilled into their head as fact, even though it has already been accounted for as false. The C.S.A. (Confederate States of America) President Jefferson Davis actually predicted this. He taught that if the South lost, then the North would write itís history. Therefore, the generations to come wouldnít understand the Confederate call for independence (Kennedy 17).
The public school system was put into effect after the North won the war. Itís plan was to appeal with a free education, which it did. Then it used itís captives in itís scheme of confusing them about their parents cause. They were fed by such lies as the Confederates were prejudice slave-holders who beat black people for fun. This, of course, was very successful. Now a people who once believed in the federal government was here to help the states reach common goals, believe itís their supreme authority.
One of the lies that has already been mentioned is that the "Civil War" is over slavery. This is one of the most dead wrong statements that one could think of. First of all, 70 to 80 percent of Southern soldiers didnít even own slaves (Kennedy 34). People just donít get motivated enough to give up their life over whether their neighbor is going to be able to continue having something. One soldier in the Confederate army claimed, "I declare I never met a Southern soldier who had drawn his sword to perpetuate slavery." Secondly, even for the few slaveholders in the war, C.S.A. President Jefferson Davis, their leader, predicted that all slave property "will eventually be lost" no matter what the outcome (Kennedy 35). Why would a slaveholder risk his life to keep a slave that his leader already told him heíll lose in the future?
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The next popular belief to destroy is that only white Southerners owned slaves. This one isnít even close to accurate. First things first, white men werenít the only slave holders. In fact, black men started slavery by enslaving their own people in Africa, but thatís beside the point. In the 1830 American census, over 10,000 slaves were owned by other African-Americans (Kennedy 64, 65). This would also have to mean that there were free blacks in the South. Actually when a member of the 12th Connecticut came down, he said that he saw as many free blacks South as he did in larger cities North (Kennedy 134).
Another surprise will be that the North legalized slavery first in America. Believe it or not, Massachusetts legalized in 1641 while still a colony (Kennedy 71). Also, New Jersey still had slavery going on at the start of the war. In New Jersey to become a free black, you must