The American Civil War - OverSimplified (Part 1)

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FizzyGM 35 minuta më parë
Everyone here “ the southern Democrats “ meaning THEY HAD DAMN SLAVES, and the republicans didn’t want slaves.
Justin Orë më parë
Lincoln: I don’t really care about the slaves but I guess I will advocate for it to gain support but I don’t care either way Everyone: I’ll ignore that
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zachelberry0188 7 orë më parë
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watson couch 9 orë më parë
@Orange Fort that's just what they want you to think
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Orange Fort 9 orë më parë
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Orange Fort 9 orë më parë
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Orange Fort 9 orë më parë
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Orange Fort 9 orë më parë
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Gab F1Adventures
Gab F1Adventures 12 orë më parë
Why is america kinda short? Or is it just me?
Oi 12 orë më parë
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Cloudless 11 orë më parë
if you were in his place you would advert those things too lmao
Brussels For Dinner
Brussels For Dinner 13 orë më parë
Why does the USA map look elongated
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War Tome
War Tome 17 orë më parë
More like one sides rather then oversimplified. How about the fact the north stopped following the rules they agreed to play with.
Connor Sloan
Connor Sloan 8 orë më parë
@War Tome Do you... Do you speak English? Because what got just wrote was so wrong I'm only assuming you don't know the language.
War Tome
War Tome 10 orë më parë
@Connor Sloan yeah, Congress agreed to allow slavery in some states and allow those States to get back ran away slaves. This was passed in a bill. Then the north decided to not do what they said they wanted to. They changed the contract. The civil war is trash because slavery would of died 20 years later if it never took place. Lincoln is by far in the top 5 worst presidents of all time.
Connor Sloan
Connor Sloan 15 orë më parë
They stopped following the rules they made with...themselves?
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7.62 X39 17 orë më parë
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But it happend again
Crao Cataos
Crao Cataos 19 orë më parë
Is Oversimplified from new jersey
Golden Gamer
Golden Gamer 19 orë më parë
i am Swedish
Oh naw That’s scary
Oh naw That’s scary 19 orë më parë
When the confederacy is sus
lilbubbie !
lilbubbie ! 20 orë më parë
14:52 my favorite Abe quote
Vos Aerospace
Vos Aerospace 21 orë më parë
“And representative began to carry weapons on the congress floor” *Pulls out Oppressor Mark 2* “Hehe”
Δημήτρης Ο Δημήτρης
Δημήτρης Ο Δημήτρης 21 orë më parë
I was thinking, abraham could have possibly made it illigal for slaves to have children, thus eliminating slavery in 1 or 2 generations and it could have had a much better outcome, though im only guessing
Δημήτρης Ο Δημήτρης
Δημήτρης Ο Δημήτρης 7 orë më parë
@Connor Sloan doesnt mean the cant, and slave owners would much rather that than having no slaves so though itd take some time it should have worked better
Connor Sloan
Connor Sloan 15 orë më parë
That's not even close to a possible way to end slavery. The Constitution does not afford The President, nor Congress, the ability to make it illegal for slaves to have children.
Chris Vee
Chris Vee 21 orë më parë
The slave states sending hate mail to lincoln sounds so similar to trump supporters 🤣🤣🤣🤣
ahmad abdelrahman
ahmad abdelrahman 22 orë më parë
I don’t mind getting finessed to watch an ad like the way it was in this video lol
brodycgibson 22 orë më parë
very funny
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David Vador 22 orë më parë
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cobra281305 23 orë më parë
yeah sorry but this is biased bull crap. just one little nugget here......the slaves werent STOLEN. they were SOLD BY THEIR KIN to the continentals. sorry to tell you folks this, but the blacks were sold by other blacks. please figure this out before telling others that it falls entirely on white skinned people.
Preston Veravanich
Preston Veravanich 15 orë më parë
right. it wasn’t the slaveowner’s fault. it was the fault of the slaves. why didn’t i think of that?
Ojas Deshmukh
Ojas Deshmukh 23 orë më parë
What that is so fake
Teja Pratama
Teja Pratama 23 orë më parë
So republican free slaves, but modern times, the role reversed?
Preston Veravanich
Preston Veravanich 13 orë më parë
@golden games factually wrong. ever wonder why all the states that seceded are now republican strongholds? how about the fact that the northern states are now democrats? which side still flies the confederate flag?
Connor Sloan
Connor Sloan 15 orë më parë
@golden games You've clearly never heard of the Southern strategy.
Mohammed Kanpurwala
Mohammed Kanpurwala 21 orë më parë
The republican party in the video is essentially the democrats, because the two parties switched platforms after the civil war.
golden games
golden games 22 orë më parë
No the democrats still hate Republicans because they freed the slaves so in modern times they call Republicans racists but democrats are still the racists a holes
Jack209 Ditë më parë
Your Majesty, what should we do about our soldiers blockading India and causing a famine, our settlers expanding in Africa and displacing Boers and Native tribes, and the famine in Ireland? Queen: 6:49
Maxie Kawotjo
Maxie Kawotjo Ditë më parë
Oversimplified please made indonesia 1st revolution
DarfderKevinspielen? Acc2
DarfderKevinspielen? Acc2 Ditë më parë
Can't wait for the 2021 version
BrickBuilding Compilations43635
BrickBuilding Compilations43635 Ditë më parë
Notice how the pro-slavery congressmen, farmers, and homestead owners are dressed in grey, whist their northern counterparts are clothed in blue?
United Kingdom
United Kingdom Ditë më parë
It’s 2021
JETHREY :D Ditë më parë
Yes Ready
Yes Ready Ditë më parë
Those casualty figures seem low compared to the millions that would die in war throughout the twentieth century, but US population at that time was less than a tenth of what it is today. War is Hell.
Caleb Messinger
Caleb Messinger Ditë më parë
He should do a bio video on Abe Lincoln
Braylen Bell
Braylen Bell Ditë më parë
dear demo crats, notice how he said "democratic SLAVE STATES" and we are the racist ones
Connor Sloan
Connor Sloan Ditë më parë
Lincoln was a liberal Republican, whatever happened to them huh? They got ran out of the party.
Jeffery Sawyer
Jeffery Sawyer Ditë më parë
"If I could free every slave on this Continent to stop this War...I would"...Robert E. Lee. "If I thought that buying every slave of this Nation could stop War...I would"...Abraham Lincoln. You can fact check me facebook...please do. 👍
Mr. Bones
Mr. Bones 10 orë më parë
“Slavery as an institution, is a moral & political evil in any Country... I think it however a greater evil to the white man than to the black race... The blacks are immeasurably better off.”
Banana Ditë më parë
I want him to be my history teacher
KICKxURxASS Ditë më parë
I like that you used the 3 national Confederate flags at the dates they were used in history.
TheLittle Froggo
TheLittle Froggo Ditë më parë
I’m a history PFROG George Washington was a gerneral for the army in the American Revolution 2 years later he was president and he said this “I should be TO powerful and I will like to be another election before 8 years”he change American history and now for now one our president will be president for 8 years.
Umbreona Ditë më parë
that sponsor plug was flawless
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Man... the are a lot of stupid human beings on this planet... PBS employes many.
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J Trauth
J Trauth Ditë më parë
Over simplified is righh. KY was not a blue state.
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Dudley's Dogs
Dudley's Dogs Ditë më parë
Slaves were sold by their fellow Africans, not stolen. Pretty major distinction.
shinyribs Ditë më parë
Wait...what? "In the North a growing abolitionist movement was taking root"? When? Before the Civil War began, the North didn't want to fight the South and declined to go to war for Lincoln. Our military was supposed to be voluntary, so Lincoln couldn't force the North to fight. So, he created conscription, sorta like the modern day draft. If you got called to war via conscription, you could buy your way out of it if you were wealthy enough Or, if you were black, you didn't have to worry about being drafted to fight as the conscription didn't apply to blacks. As a result, on the day the conscription was out in to action, New York exploded in to riots against it. They already told Lincoln to just let the Confederacy seceed from the Union, so being forced to fight in a war they didn't believe in enraged them. New Yorkers took to the streets and burned the homes of the wealthy and hung black men in the streets. IIRC, around 100 black men were killing by the hangings in New York that happened that day. That sound like a "growing abolitionist movement" to you? Edit to clarify: The riots didn't occur before the war. I meant New York, before the war, expressed they didn't want to get involved. After all, nearly half of their economy relied on southern cotton.
Connor Sloan
Connor Sloan 8 orë më parë
@shinyribs Because the Emancipation Proclamation used presidential war powers. It essentially confiscated rebel property and released it. Those powers wouldn'tapply to areas not in rebellion. If Lincoln had applied the EP to all slaves everywhere, all it would have taken is one Missouri farmer to sue and declare the EP unconstitutional and that's the ballgame, freeing the slaves just became a lot harder. The EP also did a whole lot more than free some slaves. It also allowed for the enlistment of black troops, of which 200,000 enlisted.
shinyribs 13 orë më parë
@Connor Sloan ,agreed . The Confederacy wasn't recognized, the Union viewed them as rebel States. The EM only applied to rebel States. If the North was hell-bent on freeing slaves ( as the video says) then why didn't they free their own slaves? Why did they only target the rebel States? I'm not trying to argue. I'm honestly asking questions. I'm open minded and willing to listen to differing points of view, I just need to make sense of them for myself. The EM seems pointless since the only States affected by it would obviously never adhere to it. Perhaps not? I just feels like it was nothing more than posturing.
Connor Sloan
Connor Sloan 22 orë më parë
@shinyribs I said it only applied to the rebel states. That's what the South was, states in rebellion. The Confederacy was never a sovereign nation. Ergo the EP applied to them.
shinyribs 23 orë më parë
@Connor Sloan The Emancipation Proclamation only applied to stated who were in rebellion of the Union, therefore it did not apply to the Confederacy, who were refusing to be considered part of the Union. It didn't apply to Northern States because they were not in rebellion. Look up the document and read the wording for yourself. Its written in very plain language and specifically says it only applies to rebel States.
Connor Sloan
Connor Sloan 23 orë më parë
@shinyribs Wow, you really don't understand history. Like at all. The Republican Party plan was an anti-slavery plan. Abolition and anti-slavery aren't necessarily the same thing. Abolition is the immediate emancipation of all slaves. This was considered unconstitutional by most republicans. Their plan was to stop the spread of slavery into the territories and let slavery die out contained in the South. So no, Lincoln and the republican party were not the champions of abolition, but they were the champions of being anti-slavery. The Civil War was never a tariff war. That's a Lost Cause red herring. It was always about slavery because the South made it always about slavery. The EP freed every slave it was within Lincoln's authority to free. It did declare every slave in the rebel states free, all the Union army had to do was get to them. It also immediately freed around 50,000 slaves that had escaped to the Union Army. Prior to the EP they would have been forced back into slavery. How the EP worked was it confiscated rebel property, the President doesn't have the authority to take property from non-rebels. So what you want the EP to do is illegal. All it would have taken was one Missouri farmer to sue and have the EP declared unconstitutional and that's the ballgame. Freeing the slaves just got that much harder. It also did more than just free the slaves, it also allowed for the enlistment of black troops into the Union military of which 200,000 volunteered. "Truth is, it's the majority of the citizens that wanted and pushed for this change." By voting for the Republicans, who then passed the 13th Amendment freeing the slaves. And again, you clearly don't understand history. Colonization was the liberal idea at the time. The two trains of thought were, they either stay here as slaves or we send them somewhere else. Few people thought they'd want to stay in a country that had enslaved them for generations. And after he signed the EP he abandoned all plans for colonization. "but the American people fought their government to end slavery" Nope. All they did was elect people that passed the 13th Amendment.
Mike Copeland
Mike Copeland Ditë më parë
@oversimplified Why did you choose to color code the slave states as red, and free states as blue?
Mr. Bones
Mr. Bones 10 orë më parë
Connor Sloan
Connor Sloan 23 orë më parë
@Mike Copeland It is a given. He was the very definition of a liberal! Just look at the policies his party had. Higher taxes, easier immigration, a national railroad, and a national bank. Not to mention the most liberal idea of all, equality before the law.
Mike Copeland
Mike Copeland 23 orë më parë
@Connor Sloan "And let's not forget", as if the point you're trying to make is a given. Why did you interject that into this conversation? By his own words he would disagree with you.
Connor Sloan
Connor Sloan Ditë më parë
@Mike Copeland It's not that grave a disassociation. The Parties of 1860 have very little to do with the Parties of today. Even then, the color scheme we use now is new. It didn't become a thing until the late 90s. It could easily change again. And let's not forget, Lincoln was a liberal Republican.
Mike Copeland
Mike Copeland Ditë më parë
​@Connor Sloan Yes, I am aware of that historical fact, and thank you for pointing that out to whoever may read this. My somewhat rhetorical question, though, was getting to just that many young people and/or others without that knowledge will watch this and make a grave misassociation (even if at just a subconscious level) with slave states and the modern day (and now red) Republican party? When history proves quite the opposite of Republicans being the bad guys in this respect, relative to the southern Democrats.
emo_ratt_444 Ditë më parë
thoreau was actually a supporter of john brown, he believed that browns deeds were justified in that the perils of slavery were profited off of by slave owners.
Ben Delahay
Ben Delahay Ditë më parë
wasn't Maryland a mostly neutral state?
e36. boi
e36. boi Ditë më parë
Is nobody gonna say how this is a Goodfellas reference? 19:54
SlickNoodles Ditë më parë
Anybody else just... binge watching
Jacob Burnett
Jacob Burnett Ditë më parë
Why do you have the north as blue and the south as red?
Connor Sloan
Connor Sloan Ditë më parë
The North is always depicted as blue. It's based on the color they wore into battle.
Infinity kids GO!
Infinity kids GO! Ditë më parë
DeadlineUNIVERSE Ditë më parë
10:42 Inaccurate depiction. Not the farmer, but his slaves would cut the beards
Our Tube
Our Tube Ditë më parë
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Ed lee Ditë më parë
Josh Castro
Josh Castro Ditë më parë
How did he get the top hat in there.
CTRLshift Ditë më parë
6:14, on the right, enough said...
Eric Hoopes
Eric Hoopes Ditë më parë
Thank GOD for Republicans. Who nows what would of happened to slavery if the democrats won.
Connor Sloan
Connor Sloan Orë më parë
@Mr. Bones Still doesn't change the fact Lincoln was a liberal.
Mr. Bones
Mr. Bones 7 orë më parë
@Connor Sloan nah too much work
Connor Sloan
Connor Sloan 8 orë më parë
@Mr. Bones Read the whole letter.
Mr. Bones
Mr. Bones 10 orë më parë
@Connor Sloan “I would save the Union. ... If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would also do that.” So liberal
Connor Sloan
Connor Sloan Ditë më parë
Thank GOD for 'liberal' Republicans. FTFY. Lincoln was as liberal as they come.
MinG Fu
MinG Fu Ditë më parë
U know, the ocean currents from South China and West Africa brings us straight here to the New World right? One of the first thing Columbus when he arrived was enslave Black people, meaning they was here already. How do u figure Musliums living by the Ocean couldn't figure out how to make boats that can sail down stream when Noah had an Ark 6,000 years ago already?
Landus Ho
Landus Ho Ditë më parë
"You're about to get a roundhouse to the face!" - Abraham Lincoln
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This is a good video but it still deserves 10k dislikes, the jokes are ridiculous
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"the issue of slavery has been solved, and it will never come up again." "few years later, it came up again."
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Being Australian and watching your last elections, it seems to me the Democrats like to suppress people and the republicans like to be free
Connor Sloan
Connor Sloan 18 orë më parë
@Majorfeelgood Records In the 19th century, sure. But there was a party switch in the 1960s. Republicans started playing off the racist tendencies of white Southern Democrats, or Dixiecrats. It was called The Southern Strategy. Lincoln was actually quite the liberal.
Majorfeelgood Records
Majorfeelgood Records Ditë më parë
@Connor Sloan I watch Australian news. Anyway, I thought Republicans were the ones that freed Black Americans and the Democrats didn’t like them.
Babababoi Ditë më parë
Both parties suck
Connor Sloan
Connor Sloan 2 ditë më parë
Did you only watch Fox news? The most common way to suppress someone is through voter suppression. The Republicans are masters at that.
Greg Benwell
Greg Benwell 2 ditë më parë
In part though what is left out in this is WHO brought the slaves to America!! What a lot of people DO NOT TAKE INTO ACCOUNT is the fact slavery was part of the "Rum Trade" which predates the Revolutionary War and BEFORE America was even its own country!! You see the Rum Trade wasn't just about Rum! In fact the Rum Trade was a deal brought about by the Dutch, who were a key part of the slave trade to start with!! Mainly the Dutch (Dutch Indies Company) wanted items like Rum, Molasses, Cotton, Sugar Cane and Tobacco for the European trade markets, BUT these items only grew in the southern American States, South America, AND the Caribbean Islands! Other countries like Spain, France, England, and Italy, as well as Portugal, Sweden, Norway and Holland, ALL had a lot of gain from this trade as well!!! But the Dutch were best known as the "Slave Traders" at the time....and they would literally ship large quantities of slaves from the African "Gold Coast" to the Americas for labor to procure these items (again Rum, Molasses, Sugar, Cotton and Tobacco) and have them shipped to their distributors in all these countries or to satisfy trade agreements! IN THIS SAME TIME you have to understand there was a lot of interest in "new products" and companies like the West Indies Company and the Dutch Indies Company were also trading in the middle east where Slavery was still fairly common place and even accepted!!! They also did a lot of business with China, so the products that came from America were equally as exotic in other parts of the world as well too! And this is also the time of a lot of piracy between many of these same nations, Italy, France, England, Spain and so forth! In short the Rum Trade became a triangle across the Atlantic Ocean! The Dutch mainly from Holland, would send their empty ships to Africa, gather up newly acquired slaves and sail them across the ocean to America. Unloading and selling off the slaves in their ports in the south and the Caribbean, then loading up their ships with their products, the same items I already mentioned to head home with fully loaded! And this went on for YEARS!! And Spain had seized large amounts of gold in South America as well, only adding to the demand for the riches that the newly discovered Americas had to offer! And South America had a wealth of other products such as Coffee and Cocoa, that the "Old World" had never seen, or heard of before either! Another thing to keep in mind is that the Spice and Tea Trade into China and the Middle East with these same countries was a HUGE INDUSTRY!! And going back to WHY the Americas were discovered in the first place was because everybody was looking for a shortcut to China for that same Spice Trade to start with!!
BitBANANA 2 ditë më parë
6:14 omg he did the thing
Yes Yes
Yes Yes 2 ditë më parë
a republican freed the slaves? lol don't tell the democrats that
Connor Sloan
Connor Sloan 2 ditë më parë
A liberal Republican freed the slaves. Whatever happened to them huh? They got ran out of the party.
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Miscy Stoat 2 ditë më parë
oh not now.
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“Owning other people is kinda sus, my broskies.” -Abraham Lincoln probably
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