yessir yessir, same page and password?
Here’s the direct link, and the password is the same. Updates can pretty much always be found at raptoriffic.tumblr.com (with two F’s instead of one).
And I’ll tag you in the picture of Julia so you can see it!
Can I just get the yearly subscription? Thx.
The link is here, and the password is the same as last time. Kai, hold tight, I’m going to send you both chapters in your ask box along with the password!
Anyone else who wants to read it should send me a message so I can give them the password!
Asked by Anonymous
Wow, you’re as stupid as Nia’s AP American Studies teacher! Luckily, you’re about to get a history lesson, on-the-house. Pay attention. You might be tested.
Most of the after-the-fact rationalized “causes” for the civil war are things that lead back to the institution of slavery:
The fact of the matter is that any reason for the southern states’ secession is fueled by the southern desire to preserve the institution of slavery. When a republican with abolitionist sympathies was elected president, they felt threatened because they knew that they couldn’t maintain economic supremacy if the federal government mandated a ban on slavery, which was almost certain to happen with the abolitionist movement gaining more and more steam.
Because the federal government was attempting to limit the expansion of slavery by admitting new states into the union as “free states” where slavery was illegal and creating a line above which any state admitted had to be free, the soon-to-be-Confederacy was outraged at the government’s attempt to limit the expansion of slavery. In fact, they were so threatened by abolitionist sentiment that at one point a Senator expressed antislavery sentiment and another senator beat him to submission with his cane right there on the senate floor, and southerners sent his hundreds of canes as a thank-you for silencing anti-slavery voices in the senate. Deciding that the natural next step would be attempts to phase out slavery entirely, they seceded from the union in the hopes that the federal government wouldn’t have the authority to abolish slavery and crush the southern economy. Thus, the confederate states of america were born.
However, they might have been racist, but they weren’t stupid. The confederates viewed themselves as the leaders of a second American revolution. The way they told it, they weren’t fighting for slavery, they were fighting for their freedom from a tyrannical government. What they didn’t say was that the “freedom” they sought was freedom from a government that would attempt to take away their right to hold Africans in bondage for the purposes of forced labor.
There were a lot of battles at this point, and half of Virginia seceded back to the Union (which is why there’s “Virginia” and “West Virginia,” because West Virginia didn’t want to be a part of the Confederacy). I’m not going to cover every battle and all the complex political stuff, because that would take forever, but I do want to return to your other assertions of “misconceptions.”
tl;dr The cause of the civil war was the rebellion of the southern states, and all causes for southern secession were rooted in an attempt to preserve the institution of slavery
Computers tell me my name is spelled wrong all the time so I’ll just stick to calling him Castiel…
One time I had two teachers named Mrs. Bortnick and Mrs. Kroboth and the school computers wanted me to change their names to Mrs. Bootlick and Mrs. Robot.
Another quick WIP sneak peek. This one’s probably a little easier to guess