OLIGARCHY: AN AMERICAN FEAR DURING SECESSION WINTER – PART 2

1 Oct

From late 1860 to early 1861, the people of some States, like Tennessee, were divided on the question of secession. Tennesseans loyal to the Union feared if their State government took them out of the Union, how it would affect them.

THE WASHINGTON PEACE CONFERENCE’S PROPOSED 13TH AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES

30 Aug

February 1861. With seven States having left the Union, a war between the States inched closer. Americans on both sides accused the other of ‘oligarchy’. In a last effort to preserve peace, the General Assembly of Virginia, issued an invitation. It requested all the remaining States in the Union to … Read More »