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 Posted: Mon Aug 29th, 2011 08:56 pm
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Texas Defender

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  When Abraham Lincoln was elected president, it resulted in the secession of several states from the Union. Since Mr. Lincoln would not accept secession, and the seceding states would not accept reunification, the war was inevitable.

  The war was the ultimate polarization of one section of the country from the other, and thus Mr. Lincoln was the ultimate polarizing figure. On the question of whether or not there would be war, it didn't really matter who was elected President of the CSA.

  If you wish to make a list of polarizing figures who were less so than Abraham Lincoln, then of course Jefferson Davis makes the list. It would be an understatement to say that Mr. Davis had some critics within the Confederacy.

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