Everyone would really like to know... why did the Civil War happen, anyway? Are the rumors about states rights true? Perhaps the history books are right about slavery? The real answer may shock you.
Only 40% of America's population resided in the South, yet Southern tariffs accounted for 80% of the Federal government's revenue. Hmm... something doesn't seem right here. Click on this link to Dixie Outfitters to find a long list of facts and causes of the War.
But what about all the claims of Lincoln ending slavery? Read this and this to put that question to rest forever. Also read this to read mountains of facts that support the Southern view on the Civil War. Dixie Outfitters is one of my favorite resources and I've always found their information extremely helpful. While you're reading up on your history, take a look around and see if a reenactment is scheduled in your area!