WS>>It Was Not about Slavery -
Thomas J. Benthall
tbenthal at SCHOOLLINK.NET
Tue Sep 5 02:50:37 MDT 2000
On 3 Sep 00, at 20:46, carl william spitzer iv wrote:
> ABSOLUTE PROOF THE NORTH DIDN'T INVADE OVER SLAVERY
> This amendment is the only one in the history of our nation
> to be signed by a President, Abe Lincoln.
> Joint Resolution to amend the Constitution of the
> United States. March 2, 1861 Resolved by the Senate and
> House of Representatives of the United States of America in
> Congress assembled, That the following article be proposed
> to the Legislatures of the several States as an amendment to
> the Constitution of the United States, which, when ratified
> by three-fourths of said Legislatures, shall be valid, to
> all intents and purposes, as part of the said Constitution,
> viz.: "Article Thirteen."
> "No amendment shall be made to the Constitution which
> will authorize or give to Congress the power to abolish or
> interfere, within any State , with the domestic institutions
> thereof, including that of persons held to labor or service
> by the laws of said State."
> APPROVED, March 2, 1861.
> Source: U.S. Statutes at Large (1861), page 251.
Quite an interesting posting. Especially in light of my understanding that park rangers at national
battlefields are being instructed to emphasize that the war was fought over slavery. It has been
called to my attention that the park rangers are to explain to visitors that slavery was the cause of
Historical truth must yield to the social issues of today.
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