Bub wrote on Feb 13, 2016, 07:35:
Just in case you never studied history, New England ship and cannon builders started gorging on government contracts for warships and cannon several years before the war between the states officially started. They and Washington knew dam well what those ships were being built for. The slave issue was just a convenient premise.
Okay, I'll bite. What was the real reason for the US Civil War?
"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies." -- Groucho Marx