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We need to remember and learn from the Civil War, not celebrate it

Lauren Hurlock

Sectional pressure and the unresolved issue of slavery had existed even before the construction of Fort Sumter had begun in the 1820s. A growing sense of identity to a certain section of the nation, a commitment to or defense of differing economic systems, an abhorrence or devotion to slavery, the question of expanding slavery westward, the position of state versus federal authority, the eloquent debates and fiery rhetoric expressed upon the floor of the United States Congress, the effusion of blood in Kansas, the beating of a United States senator by a South Carolina congressman, and John Brown’s failed attempt to instigate a servile insurrection escalated the tensions in the United States just as Fort Sumter was constructed, brick by brick, and slowly rose some 60 feet above Charleston Harbor.

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