US Civil war

A Quote by John V. Denson on us civil war and motive

Many businessmen and bankers believe in private enterprise but do not believe in free enterprise. In Lincoln's case, the private-enterprise capitalists wanted Lincoln to have a war in order to prevent the South from establishing a free-trade zone with a low tariff. They wanted Lincoln to protect their special interests by keeping the tariff high, while still forcing the South to remain in the Union to pay the tax.

John Denson

Source: A Century of War: Lincoln, Wilson and Roosevelt, Pages: 177

Contributed by: peter

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