I agree with the rights of the states. Though not all people’s were allowed to determine their states fate.
Anyway, war could have been avoided. You didn’t see Castro attack Gitmo after he took over power. Evil, but smart man.
Fort Sumter could have been eventually negotiated, but the Rebs decided to start the war.
"The Rebs decided to start a war", and President Buchanan, the second worst occupant of our White House in America's history, mishandled the situation. Both sides handled it badly.
If Gitmo had been under French rule instead of US rule, Castro would have attacked.
Eventually wouldn't have taken long. Anderson had informed the Confederates that he would have to surrender within three days or so if not resupplied.
“Fort Sumter could have been eventually negotiated, but the Rebs decided to start the war.”
It was an act of war for the USA to fortify Ft Sumter and to send ships to blockade the Charleston harbor. So, no, the South didn’t start the war. In fact, no one knows who fired the first shot.
States dont have rights. They have powers.