You can believe anything you want, bobin.<quoted text>
I believe the North, and Washington, pushed the South into secession. Just like obama and the Democrat's disastrous policies will force voters to the polls to vote in a Republican sweep in 2016. You can only take so much before one is forced into action.
Whether or not it's true ...
What actions did Washington take to 'push' the South into secession? I mean, seven states seceded between Lincoln's election and inauguration, and Buchanan (who preceded him) bent over backwards to accommodate the slave states at every opportunity - as had Presidents before him for twenty years at least.