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Did none of Trump's people attend elementary school where we learned about the Civil War?
#RobertELee was senior military adviser to Confederate President Jefferson Davis.
His family were slaveowners.
He fought for the SECESSIONIST ARMY TO SUNDER THE U.S.
There has only ever been one government in the U.S. since the country fought a war to extricate from British rule--the United States government. In simplistic terms, the secessionist confederates were an armed militia group. Those fighting for that side were against this country.
And just for the record, I find it endlessly ironic that many of the same people who assert that Democrats should "get over" Hillary Clinton having the presidency stolen from her are still hysterical over losing a war that ended 155yrs ago.
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New thread that I will add to over the coming days as I re-watch Ken Burns' The Civil War.

I'm gonna call this #WhyWeNeedaNewCivilWarDocumentary. 🤓

(@netflix listen up!)
1. Starting with Episode 1, "The Cause," the doc does not mention #slavery until a full 6 minutes in, erroneously stating that #RobertELee "disapproved" of slavery.🙄

nytimes.com/2017/08/18/us/…
2. Then he LITERALLY ATTRIBUTES THE CAUSE OF THE WAR TO STATES' RIGHTS.

Direct quote: “what began as a bitter dispute over union and states’ rights..."

#WhyWeNeedaNewCivilWarDocumentary
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I'm seeing some misinformation here re: non-slaveholding southerners fighting in the #CivilWar since @TheTattooedProf 's #RobertELee thread went viral. So let's get a few things right:
1. Support for the #Confederacy varied greatly among non-slaveholders, depending on rural/urban, Upper/Lower South, slave societies/societies w slaves, & ties to slaveholders. Class also mattered: many landholding yeomen DID think 1 day they could own slaves, some rented slaves.
2. But for many cyclically-poor landless whites, esp in the cotton South (abt 1/3 white pop), there was no desire to fight & die to protect slave property. They even realized that their lives were negatively impacted (socio-economically) by the "peculiar institution."
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