What Were Americans Thinking Just Before the Civil War?

Previously unimaginable, now unfortunately we know

Photo by Benjamin Disinger on Unsplash

Recently, I was standing before a Civil War monument and thinking about how hard it must of been for them. The monument read, “for the fallen in defense of the Union.”

The Union is me, all of us who didn’t support the Confederacy. The Union is all of us who…




At Politically Speaking, we come together to share our views on politics and society. We are a proud supporter of equality and fair treatment for all people. We stand against racism and the oppression of people of color. Here at Politically Speaking, when we see, we speak!

Recommended from Medium

Why I Flew Halfway Across The Country To Vote

Breaking Down the 2nd Amendment

When Will Christians Stand Up To The Far Right?

Our 2018 Best Nine And The Stories They Tell

Donald Trump’s Dark Political Legacy is a Bitterly Divided America

Shooters Employee Shot And Killed By Former Employee

Shooters Employee Shot And Killed By Former Employee

Putin’s MAGAs power his Ukraine madness

Why “Conservative” is a Bad Label

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
B Kean

B Kean

The past holds the answers to today’s problems. “Be curious, not judgmental,” at least until you have all the facts. Think and stop watching cable news.

More from Medium

Kid Gets a Traffic Ticket in Florida and Then Plans to Massacre His Classmates

Respect Vs. Reverence: The True Path Forward to a Better America

The Pope Is Wrong About Pets Versus Children

Ritten Off Day 25. New Space telescope is humanity’s last hope.