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comment Why did the southern states secede from the U.S.?
There's no emotion being argued on my account, just facts. You quote a lot of facts while willfully omitting or ignoring other ones. You are making the facts fit your conclusion, much like Doug, once again committing a fallacy. Good history is done by making the conclusion fit the facts. End of the day, the historiography on this is all over the place on both sides of the fence.
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comment How heavily were the British taxing their American colonies?
It's quite ironic that the issue of taxation immediately reared it's ugly head following the successful American Revolution. +1 though, good answer.
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comment How heavily were the British taxing their American colonies?
@malloc - The American colonies actually did have representation in British parliament by "virtual representation." Essentially one of the MPs was in change of American issues. Also, just using block quotes from Wikipedia is in bad form.
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comment How heavily were the British taxing their American colonies?
@MichaelF Is correct. The taxation was not ridiculous by any means, it was quite fair considering the effort put forth by the British to protect their American colonies.
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comment Why did the southern states secede from the U.S.?
And "state's rights," but not to the degree you are suggesting. The only real state's rights issue was taxation; taxation directly related to slavery.