Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report talks to Jeffrey Rogers Hummel (professor & author) about Abraham Lincoln, what caused the Civil War and why the North didn’t let the South secede. Jeffrey discusses how the secession of South Carolina changed the beginning of Abraham Lincoln’s presidency and put in motion what became the American Civil War. Soon after taking office Lincoln has to deal with the attack on Fort Sumter. Jeffrey discusses how the true causes of the Civil War are more complicated than just slavery. While slavery may be the main reason for the forming of the confederacy Jeffrey discusses the the impact of the fugitive slave act .According to Jeffrey figuring out what started the Civil War is not as simple as knowing why the South seceded, but also why the North felt it had to maintain the union.
This clip is from our President’s Week special in 2018 where we partnered with Learn Liberty for five episodes about five Presidents.
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Jeffrey Rogers Hummel
Author: Emancipating Slaves, Enslaving Free Men
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