On Trump, Jackson, and the Civil War

posted May 1, 2017, 3:01 PM by Betsy Ruffin
President Trump is under fire for remarks about Andrew Jackson, the Civil War, and a possible relation between the two.  Because folks on social media are not always known for their thoughtfulness, here are some links on this subject that are a little more objective.  

The first is the most complete transcript of the remarks I can find because I like to see remarks in context.  The next two are analysis of the remarks. 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-quotes-about-andrew-jackson-and-the-civil-war/2017/05/01/6032d0c2-2e7c-11e7-a335-fa0ae1940305_story.html?utm_term=.97dec582e380
http://time.com/4761335/trump-jackson-lincoln-civil-war/
http://www.npr.org/2017/05/01/526388034/fact-check-could-andrew-jackson-have-stopped-the-civil-war-as-trump-said

To those who want to boil the  causes of said war down to one word-slavery - it is not really that simple.  While slavery was a main- likely this main- factor, there was more going on beneath the surface even at government level and certainly at a personel level for the soldiers.  Here are a few links on, the first a UK site so more objective one would hope

http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/the-american-civil-war/causes-of-the-american-civil-war/
http://www.pbs.org/opb/historydetectives/feature/causes-of-the-civil-war/
https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/causes.htm
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeff-schweitzer/slavery-and-the-civil-war_b_849066.html
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