1) Work filters prevent youtube.
2) At the time of the Civil War it was not illegal as the ruling by Supreme Court came later in 1869 (after the war) that unilateral secession was unconstitutional. LINK
Nowhere in the Constitution is secession by a State made illegal. Each of the Sovereign States originally acceded to the Constitution as individual States through individual State conventions (and not as a national whole) and could therefore secede from it thorough individual State conventions. "We the people" in the preamble refereed to the people of the individual States and NOT to the people of the nation as a whole.
To confirm the truth of this one only need ask the question "Would any of the original 13 States have ratified the Constitution had there been a clause that definatively declared that the withdrawal of one State under any circumstnaces would have been violently opposed by the others?"
3) Lincoln declared secession illegal, but had no right as President. Policy is not the job of the President, per the constitution.
4) Congrats on capitalizing a proper noun. I'm glad grammar is helping you.
5) I didn't argue the merits of Lincoln's actions. Just stating that secession was legal, and what Lincoln did was not. Therefore secessionists were not breaking laws.
But continue to let your emotions override facts.
This post was edited on 1/22 at 11:46 am