North Carolina War Between the States Sesquicentennial
“The Official Website of the North Carolina War Between the States Sesquicentennial Commission”
New Webpage added: “The Tariff Origins of the War” read more at: http://www.ncwbts150.com/TariffOriginsoftheWar.php
“The tariff was the principal cause of the Civil War. It was the reason the South seceded — and the reason the North waged a war against the South’s secession. It is because of the American System that the secession of the Southern States posed an existential threat to the Northern States. Without the revenue from Southern exports and the tariffs on Southern imports, a union comprising the Northern States would have constituted what today is termed a failed state.
Northern states did not fight the Civil War to end slavery. They waged war upon the South to preserve a political union, which was enriching them through tariffs, internal improvements, and mercantilism. This goal was declared their official policy in the Crittenden-Johnson Resolutions that the U.S. Congress adopted in July 1861…..”