Civil War: The Lost Cause

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Immediately after the Civil War, a group of white men created the Lost Cause to try and keep the legacy of the Confederates alive even through defeat. The Lost Cause wanted to be able to honor those from the south who sacrificed their lives and viewed the Civil War as an honorable struggle for the Southern way of life. There was much controversy over what the real intentions of the Lost Cause were but through time their true colors were shown when the south would try to take gain power and go back to their own ways, viewing slavery as a vertu.
Some of what the Lost Cause did was based on a political standpoint with them wanting to remain memorable throughout history and viewing slavery to be benevolent. Saying that “when the negroes landed