Report School Members & Parents Clash Over First Amendment Issues & Face Mask Mandates in Culture, Race & Economy Posted October 14, 2021 ProfD Quick aside...... As I study back in history, I'm beginning to wonder if the Civil War really WAS fought over slavery. After studying it a little closer I'm beginning to believe the war was really fought to keep the southern states from seceding and forming their own little nations. They were making so much money from slavery that they wanted to branch off and do their own thing instead of seeing so much of their revenue go to Northern states. I have been convinced that the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 was a last ditch effort of Lincoln to turn the tide of a war he was losing and gamble on "freed" Black folks to pick up arms and join the losing North against their Southern masters. And the gamble paid off. Once Black folks were allowed to fight...the North started winning. But I say all of that to say......and think about it...if the Civil War was fought to liberate the Slaves, then why wasn't the Emancipation Proclamation made BEFORE the war go started instead of in the middle of it?