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Question: Which period do you think is the worst in the US history ?
#1Civil War  
#2Great Depression  
#3World War II  
#4Vietnam War+Watergate  
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« on: May 12, 2019, 03:00:59 pm »

Which period do you think is the worst in the US history ?
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« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2019, 03:19:33 pm »

Voted other, for the Confederation Period (1783-1788), though the Civil War and the Great Depression aren't far behind.
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« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2019, 01:35:48 pm »

When slavery existed, I'd say. Voted civil war.
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« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2019, 04:07:53 pm »

Civil War, easily.  Horrifying.
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« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2019, 11:45:58 pm »

Obviously the Civil War & the period leading up to it.
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« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2019, 10:26:14 pm »

Certainly the Civil War has to be it among the listed choices.


Voted other, for the Confederation Period (1783-1788), though the Civil War and the Great Depression aren't far behind.

That is an interesting point.
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« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2019, 10:58:25 pm »

Vietnam easily. 58,000 people died for a bullsh**t war, and that's not including the maimed, wounded, or those non-directly affected by the war.
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« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2019, 12:36:02 am »

Vietnam easily. 58,000 people died for a bullsh**t war, and that's not including the maimed, wounded, or those non-directly affected by the war.

A bullsh*t war being worse than the existence of literally slavery... interesting take.
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« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2019, 08:20:40 am »

Antebellum all the tensions of the civil war, but less Slavery is still there.
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« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2019, 12:58:03 pm »

Reconstruction, when the country stood back and let terrorists overthrow multiracial and representative state governments.
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« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2019, 07:02:13 pm »

I voted the Vietnam War because thats the only 1 on this list that was really a problem specific to the US, while also encompassing the entire US, while not being a problem to the rest of the world.
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« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2019, 09:46:34 pm »

Vietnam easily. 58,000 people died for a bullsh**t war, and that's not including the maimed, wounded, or those non-directly affected by the war.

A bullsh*t war being worse than the existence of literally slavery... interesting take.

And the poll at hand didn't mention the antebellum South; it mentioned the Civil War specifically. A time when the government is knowingly sending young men to die in an unwinnable war is far worse  than the government fighting a war to end slavery.
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« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2019, 10:01:45 pm »

Vietnam easily. 58,000 people died for a bullsh**t war, and that's not including the maimed, wounded, or those non-directly affected by the war.

A bullsh*t war being worse than the existence of literally slavery... interesting take.

And the poll at hand didn't mention the antebellum South; it mentioned the Civil War specifically. A time when the government is knowingly sending young men to die in an unwinnable war is far worse  than the government fighting a war to end slavery.

The question wasn't worst war, but worst period in history.  It was far from certain the US would remain united during the Civil War era and it was by far the bloodiest and most destructive war in our history.
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« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2019, 12:28:15 am »

Vietnam easily. 58,000 people died for a bullsh**t war, and that's not including the maimed, wounded, or those non-directly affected by the war.

A bullsh*t war being worse than the existence of literally slavery... interesting take.

And the poll at hand didn't mention the antebellum South; it mentioned the Civil War specifically. A time when the government is knowingly sending young men to die in an unwinnable war is far worse  than the government fighting a war to end slavery.

The question wasn't worst war, but worst period in history.  It was far from certain the US would remain united during the Civil War era and it was by far the bloodiest and most destructive war in our history.

This.

Also...

I voted the Vietnam War because thats the only 1 on this list that was really a problem specific to the US, while also encompassing the entire US, while not being a problem to the rest of the world.

Idk, pretty sure it might've been a pretty big problem for Vietnam.
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« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2019, 08:05:51 am »

Civil War, easily.  Horrifying.
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« Reply #15 on: May 18, 2019, 05:00:51 pm »

Civil War, easily.  Horrifying.
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« Reply #16 on: May 23, 2019, 05:30:09 pm »

Voting for any of the listed options other than the Civil War is simply not historically literate. The Great Depression was awful but not brutally violent, World War II was the darkest period in many other countries' histories but left the US almost completely intact and arguably did a great deal of good for American society (although obviously involvement in a global total war is still not at all something to be celebrated for its own sake), and the more recent options are small potatoes by comparison.
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« Reply #17 on: May 23, 2019, 06:13:43 pm »

Middle school.
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« Reply #18 on: May 24, 2019, 05:48:27 am »

The 1850s and the Civil War.
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« Reply #19 on: May 28, 2019, 06:23:07 pm »

Why even do a poll if you'll be shamed for naming anything post-1865
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« Reply #20 on: June 03, 2019, 04:31:57 pm »

Other: Reconstruction and the decades after it in the South. That told you more about what America’s real identity was than the Civil War did.

The Civil War was obviously the darkest period for the whole nation, but it’s much more depressing as a historical observer to witness what happened afterwards.
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« Reply #21 on: June 03, 2019, 05:21:58 pm »

Clearly the Civil War.

It had the potential to destroy the American nation .
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« Reply #22 on: June 07, 2019, 09:54:23 pm »

Civil War. Sorry Vietnam, but you had to go up against the champion in round one.
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