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The following is from a former teacher of U.S. history:
Do you realize that Robert E. Lee owned no slaves?
Did you know that Stonewall Jackson, Lee, and other southern generals were Christians who loved Jesus, loved their country, and didn’t fight to preserve slavery, but fought to preserve individual freedoms?
Did you know that many in the South were against slavery? Or that the first recorded slave owner in the South was a wealthy black man?
And many in the North owned slaves?
Did you know that thousands of blacks owned slaves in Africa, and sold those black slaves to the early settlers here?
Did you know that the primary issue for Southerners during the war was “States Rights” and not “slavery?”
The southern states recognized that the federal government was getting way too large, way too strong, way too powerful, way to controlling and way too dominate. The…
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