To me, the US died after that war, it was all a downhill slide to where we are today.
Another one of the truths about the war was that it tipped the scale of power to the federal government, creating the snowball rolling downhill that eventually became Obama and our new system of unlawful governance...Obamunism.
Those who cannot see the war for what it was beyond the part that involved slavery don’t seem to understand that they support the thing that Obama possible, and therefore support Obama.
They really hate that fact. But it is another simple truth.