The American Civil War - OverSimplified (Part 1) 

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4:25 “leaving a huge portion of people feeling spiteful and oppressed”. I hope you meant the slaves
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derdukRdurbs edit: still cant make sense of why the slave nations werent over run by said slaves considering they outnumbered the rest of the population in said states.
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the goodfellas tho
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8:26 they were not stolen, they were purchased from native slave traders in Africa.
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Hes gona taek r slavs!!!!!!!!!
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19:00 For armies of over 30 000 men, those casualties seem underwhelming....
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Sadiepup Pred 10 urami
Nice one! Can you do the war of 1812 next?
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They weren't stolen from their homeland. They were sold by their own people.
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Tardis Time
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And that’s why democrats are bad
comrad Pred 10 urami
the parties switched sides
Santannak Pred 12 urami
I can't believe I actually learned something 😂👍🏾
hecc mcgee
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The irony is Lincoln owned slaves lol
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So states in the west are not actually states, there are like regions because they speak the same language and culture is the same, right? And their borders are not made in wars like here in Europe.
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You people do NOT KNOW American history either her. Go to hell.
Connor Sloan
Connor Sloan Pred 15 urami
What'd they get wrong huh?
Robert Harris
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8:28 north American continent/American continents*
Logan Friend
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1:05 Abe got DEM BARS!
Max Kronader
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The video glossed over the fact that Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation did not actually free a single slave. All of the slaves it applied to in the Confederate States remained slaves, and it specifically did not apply to the slaves in the slave States that remained in the Union. Frankly, the Emancipation Proclamation was a cynical political move intended to get the abolitionists to back the war because public support was waning. There were actually people who remained slaves after the Emancipation Proclamation longer in the Union than in the Confederacy. Slavery in the Union wasn't ended until a Constitutional Amendment did so after the war was over.
Connor Sloan
Connor Sloan Pred 15 urami
The EP was never supposed to free all the slaves. The President doesn't have that authority and Lincoln wasn't a tyrant. It freed all the slaves it was with Lincoln's authority to free. When you actually look at it the EP was genius. It attacked slavery in such a way that it was above being sued. Because if he had freed the slaves in the border states all it would have taken was one judge ruling it unconstitutional and that was the ball game, freeing the slaves just became infinitely more difficult It also did so much more than just free the slaves in rebel territory, it also allowed for the enlistment of black troops in the Union forces of which 200,000 enlisted.
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Just brushing over usa stealing land from mexico
Gabriel Weir
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History is written by the victors
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Someone:thrown out window Everyone in slavery area:Meh. Slaves: oh
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Mellio Kuang
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lincoln had no problem with slavery, according to his letter in 1862, a year after the broke of civil war. how hypocrite
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@Gabriel Weir yeah his vp was a southern democrat FOR THAT REASON.
Connor Sloan
Connor Sloan Pred 15 urami
That's just not true. Go ahead and read the whole letter before you cherry pick lines.
Gabriel Weir
Gabriel Weir Pred 15 urami
Because he wanted to keep the union together
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“Owning people is just abit weird init mate” - Lincoln 1864
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Technically the Africans were stolen from Africa. They were sold to Europeans by other Africans.
Martin_Speaks Pred dnevom
You keep making seem like Republicans were the slave owners.. they were the north... you have the colors wrong
Connor Sloan
Connor Sloan Pred 15 urami
The whole red=republican blue=Democrat is relatively new. And the Union is always blue because of the color they wore into combat. And just an fyi, the Republican party was the liberal party at the time.
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23:12 I legit lmfao
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me when i hear F U :)) YES SIR. me when i hear the n: why the f
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When did southern America become Republicans and northern America become Democrats
Gabriel Weir
Gabriel Weir Pred 15 urami
he always makes the losers red
Connor Sloan
Connor Sloan Pred 15 urami
Mostly during the 1960s. The Republicans deployed the Southern Strategy. This was a plan to play off the racist tendencies of Dixiecrats to get them to vote Republican.
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I love how every state became a state and Oklahoma was just there being a different color (or not a state) I haven't finished watching the video yet [even though I have watched it 6 times]
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US Grant’s nickname was Unconditional Surrender Grant
Amy Bickett
Amy Bickett Pred 11 urami
That’s what I meant, I misread It
Connor Sloan
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Nope. It was Unconditional Surrender Grant.
Sean Denaris
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"and then in 2020 into 2021 it came back up again..."
Amy Bickett
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They also left slavery out of the constitution because slavery was already on its way out
Connor Sloan
Connor Sloan Pred 15 urami
That's not true. Slavery was constitutionally protected.
Amy Bickett
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Lincoln won a court case about him taking potential ferry passengers across a river for free, he won by saying he only crossed half the river
Rad Boom
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Slaves weren’t stolen from Africa they were sold by other tribes that took them over
Scrambled Eggs
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Oversimplified but abe lincoln and the north was republican
Gabriel Weir
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he always makes the losers red
Connor Sloan
Connor Sloan Pred 15 urami
Lincoln was a liberal Republican. Whatever happened to them huh? They got ran out of the party.
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Lincoln was also a Lieutenant in the Illinois Milita.
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Lmao imagine if he made one of these for science and math- and made a whole school course. Thats called overshadowing
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Personally, I don't see anything bad with being a "radical abolitionist"
RephrTokr Pred dnevom
Isn’t it odd how Democrats were the ones who pushed so much for slavery... but nowadays it is the Republicans who are called racist and supporters of slavery???
Connor Sloan
Connor Sloan Pred 15 urami
Because there was a party switch. Lincoln was a liberal Republican. Whatever happened to them huh? They got ran out of the party.
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There is one thing we are forgetting here, and that is the C.S.A didn't secede from the union just because of slavery like we are being told, the war was fought for constitutional rights to keep american states governing themselves. Yes slavery may have had some to do with the war but we are told in school the main reason the south seceded was due to their slaves possibly being taken, while the idea of states having slavery rights taken away was true, that wasn't the main conflict that started the war.
Connor Sloan
Connor Sloan Pred 15 urami
Nope. They only wanted self governance because of slavery. If you actually look at the history you'd know that the South only supported states rights as long as they protected slavery. Just look at the Fugitive Slave Act, that trampled all over state sovereignty. And the South did secede over slavery. Nothing else was anywhere near as important as slavery was. We know it was because the CSA literally wrote down why they seceded.
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correction most slaves were sold to slave trades by tribal enemeis. was it right NO but stop spreading the lye that slave traded kidnapped people from Africa
Christopher Horton
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This is so full of crap. Not only did the north have slaves but they had them longer than the south. Try looking up the 13th amendment, and you would see that slavery was still legal in the union, and it took 2 votes by the union congress to end slavery in the north. Another thing is was the democrats that voted against ending slavery.
Connor Sloan
Connor Sloan Pred 15 urami
The North did not have slave, the border states had slaves. And the 13th Amendment ended slavery throughout the Union in Dec. 1865 when it was ratified. And that doesn't change the fact that the South started the war to protect slavery. And it was the conservative Democrats that wanted slavery. The liberal Republicans wanted to end it.
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I honestly almost cried when you said that his son died
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@Gabriel Weir 🥺😭
Gabriel Weir
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I was similar, just remove the almost
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Red should be above and blue should be below
Connor Sloan
Connor Sloan Pred 15 urami
@Nero Public school propaganda, what a fucking joke. Like private religious schools don't teach actual propaganda.
Gabriel Weir
Gabriel Weir Pred 15 urami
he always makes the losers red
Nero Pred 15 urami
@Connor Sloan i guess thats what 40 years of public school propaganda does to people
Connor Sloan
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Nope, the Union is always shown as blue.
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Way down south in the land of traitors-
Teame Andebrhan
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Wow history is really sad and scary
Gabriel Weir
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Oh kid, if only you knew that this is probably one of the most wholesome event in history
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Is the depiction of slave owners in Danjo unchained were Christians if so that doesn’t seem too make sense in fact I’ve heard Black Christians say Blacks were enslaved because they denied the Bible and did what ever they wanted so God gave them up too the Americans although look at America now given this argument you could say a lot of theses people weren’t actually racist Although racism exists.
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faiz abbas
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Honestly. You should of had Stonewall Jackson crying after his dumbass let his troop shoot him.
The Potato
The Potato Pred 2 dnevi
Why am I here? I don't even have History class tomorrow! Let alone it being about the Civil War!
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god this is thrilling! I hope Abraham Lincoln gets elected
Roman Eichhorn
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Like wise only in United States of America...Civil war coming back....Russia, India will be sending you troops for help just like USA tried playing WORLD POLICE....good luck
Roman Eichhorn
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this is the point you dont vote for Democrats or BIDEN!!!!
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Or racists
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Who else is waiting for civil war 2.0?
David Vaughn
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Not going to happen. Demographics are completely different now than in the 1800's. It wouldn't be one state vs. another state, it would be people vs. their neighbors. And people don't typically want to shoot their neighbors, even if they disagree politically.
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Unfortunately...you are not neutral on your history on this channel.....I wont watch you channel anymore.....
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Hawkins Eastman
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slavery is bad, but in the US the south treated the slaves like king compared to the African tribe leader, and all of Asia.
David Vaughn
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"slavery was bad, but"
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FullSizedGaming Pred 2 dnevi
So "some southerners were arrested without a trial"? 2:15 Everyone is arrested without a trial. The trial comes later. I do like how clearly this documentary explains how slavery wasn't the reason for the civil war, it wasn't even a key point of the war until it was needed as political leverage against the British, and a rally call to make people feel dirt in the North if they didn't support the war. I've very aniti slavery despite it being so strongly condoned int he bible but its always erked me that people, some groups more than others keep claiming the civil war was about slavers. The war was already well underway before that even became a key point. It certainly wasn't the main point. The main point was "do states have the right to leave the union", thats it. In a way its a nice thing that the British were interfering and that Northerners were on the verge of demanding an end to the war. This gave Lincon the necessity to create a moral issue to prolong the war rather than give up. The most obvious moral issue was Slavery. After all the issue of "states can't just leave" wasn't working. If not for that British interference and lack of Northern moral for the war its entirely possible we would still have slavery in the United States today. Before you say "no way" there are a lot of other countries in the world still in which slavery is entirely legal and supported by the government. Add to that the issue that the United States was primarily founded by and continues to be primarily administered by "Christians" of the biblical variety in which slavery has been an integral part of their religious beliefs for literally thousands of years. Christians consider themselves slaves to GOD. Nowhere in the bible does it even suggest that one man should now legally own another. In fact there are multiple scriptures not only supporting slavery but giving clear guidelines on how to treat your slaves. One scripture even states that you may indeed beat your slaves but that you should not beat them enough to kill them, showing that in the view of the God of the bible its just fine to beat your slaves just short of killing them. No guidelines were given on appropriate reasons to beat your slaves. Apparently any reason will do in the bible. This required most of our ancestors not only to break with thousands of years of slave owning history but their very GOD who told them it was ok and say "NO GOD it is not ok to own someone, so say we all". Could you have done that? With preaches you were raised from birth believing they spoke for god telling you that you will burn in hell forever for daring contradict GOD! I don't know if I could. So consider the MONUMENTAL achievement of a very young nation regardless of almost overwhelming opposition to abolish this practice of slavery in only a couple hundred years. We still struggle with racial inequality and yet we have made enormous strides towards not only racial but also gender equality since the civil war. Perfect equality will never be achieved if we dont continue to strive for it but we are so much closer now than we were at the end of the war. I only hope that future generations living in the hopefully positive world we are creating now will look back with the same wonder I have now at the pace of our progress and say "what amazing people they were to shed thousands of years of racism and sexual inequality on only a few hundred years". We still have some work to do but we continue in the right direction and we should never lose sight of how far we have come and how fast.
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@Connor Sloan Its debatable that the sound "may" have exceeded from the Union in part to protect their legal right to own slaves. The fact that someone wrote something down has little to do with the motivations of the masses or even the majority of southern political leaders at the time. However the reason for the sound being willing to go to war wasn't even indirectly about slavery at that point. From their perspective they had left the union legally and officially and the union was sender their own army then to invade and conquer them. It wasn't about slavery at that point it was about their right to leave the union which from their perspective they had already done. Do you actually imagine that most people in the south cared one way or the other about slavery? If anything most of the population was against it like they are against illegal immigrants today. Over 99% of the southern population didn't own slaves. They couldn't afford to if they had wanted to. Even a middle class household would very rarely own a slave as they were too expensive. Think about how rare it is today for someone to be wealthy enough to even have a single full time maid. Thats the kind of wealth needed to buy a single slave. Now think about the kind of wealth needed to have a house full of maids and butters. Those are the old time plantation owners with dozens or hundreds of slaves. Slave owners as a percentage of the population was a very rare thing. Now look at it from the perspective of the non slave owners. Some of them were morally against it, while others were economically opposed to it. After all if that rich plantation owner in the next county can just buy slaves thats one less job available for the working white man. They no more wanted rich people to have slave laborers than we today want illegal immigrants working in sweet shops or taking all the gardening and construction jobs. That's jobs the rest of us tax paying citizens can't get. Therefore the vast majority of citizens even in the south were not going to go to war to protect slavery as a legality when they not only didn't benefit from it but were even adversely affected by it. But you go on and stick your head in the sand. Just imagine that every white family in the south had at least a couple dozen slaves that did all their cooking and cleaning and plowing the fields. Keep imagining that they all beat their slaves on a daily basis to keep them in line. I bet imagining that will help you sleep better at night just KNOWing how morally superior you are.
Connor Sloan
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That is simply wrong. The South the started the Civil War expressly so they could protect slavery. We know they did because they literally wrote it down.
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