For years I have sat by and listened to wave after wave of men explain that the Civil war was fought over Slavery and that quite simply is not true. The Civil War was fought becuase of taxes. Much like the brits the north taxed the south for what they felt was too much and after a while they decided to make their own country. My family fought and died under the rebel flag and I'm damn proud of it. They stood up for what they thought was right. They didn't own slaves we were poor even then but we still fought. Speaking of Slavery he's another kicker for you. The whites didn't steal Africans we were sold Africans so if blacks of the world want someone to blame most of it goes to your great great great ect grandfathers chief who said "Hey I got these boys you got rum and rope lets make a deal." or something along those line. White shouldn't have bought them that's a given, but we shouldn't smoke either and we do that too. What do I have to back up these claims not much. I studied the subject for about ten years of my schooling and I watch the history channel a lot and that's about it. However even this week Men who fought under the rebel flag were refered to as Racist terrorist who tried to destroy this country and it amazes me that history has been so perverted by Politics.