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It would not be correct to say that at all. The Southern states were fighting to try to preserve the relationship between the several states and between the states and the central government that they thought had always existed. They were trying to avoid having to accept what they feared were significant changes to those relationships. Thus they were not conducting a revolution at all. they were conducting a rebellion for conservatism. Also, the "sore point" being slavery was still very Constitutional. The American Revolution was a war to be independent of a semi-monarchy, not the case with the US Civil War.


It would be correct to say for a few reasons actually. They broke away from their nation, similar to the way the colonies did. That one fact is what makes the two relatively close. The Confederates created their own government, constitution, and army. Like the British, the North saw it as just a rebellion. The South also seceded from the Union for similar reasons. They felt they did not have the right to govern themselves. They also felt they had no voice in the national government when Lincoln was elected. In fact, one could say they actually did have their right and voice in both occasions, but they still felt that way. Had the Civil War been successful, the connection between the two would probably feel stronger.

But, with that said, the American colonies were "owned by Great Britain, just as they owned Canada. The 11 Confederate states were members of a government they helped create. This makes the American Revolution very unique compared to the US Civil War.

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