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their allies and the navy supported the North. Had the southern states not seceded from the Union their economy at the end of the war would not have been such a disaster. The south argued that they had the right to secede for being treated unfairly. However, realizing that the Union could be destroyed, Senator John Crittendon proposed a compromise to make peace. The Crittendon Compromise suggested six amendments to the Constitution in favor of the South. It denied the right of Congress to abolish slavery. However, the South turned up their noses to the compromise and seceded anyway. This contradicted the South’s argument that they had the right to secede for being treated unfairly. According to the Declaration of Independence, a government should not be changed for light and transient causes.” Thus, the south really had no reason or right to secede from the Union, especially after they were given such a generous offer. From the Civil War to Reconstruction and even until today, the south s decision to secede from the Union dramatically changed the course of the United States forever. After General Lee s surrender, there would never again be legalized enslavement of people in the United States of America. Yet, because of the south s decision to secede more than 645,000 American soldiers died. More Americans were killed in the Civil War than in all other American wars combined. Due to overwhelming evidence and Constitutional support, it can be concluded that the south should not have seceded from the Union. Although, if for a second, you disregard all the evidence presented to you and just think about how tragic the war was in terms of human costs, and what caused it the South s secession you will understand why the south should not have seceded from the Union.