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Thread #130903   Message #2949514
Posted By: mousethief
22-Jul-10 - 12:02 AM
Thread Name: BS: Party of Lincoln
Subject: RE: BS: Party of Lincoln
As much as I appreciate some of the RESULTS of Lincoln's Presidency, I wonder if a truly great president couldn't have gotten the same results with less bloodshed, and without stirring up a century of resentment and backlash.

It seems very unlikely. I don't think the country could have avoided the slave thing erupting into war at some point -- unless the Union simply let the slave states walk, which I think a case could be made for. I know I'd be happier now if they were their own racist little enclave. Oh wait, they are.