What Does Karl Marx Have to Do With the Civil War?
- Karl Marx supported the Union Army, the Republican Party, and Abraham Lincoln
- After Lincoln’s re-election in 1864, a letter was sent congratulating him on this victory by the International Workingmen’s Association penned by Karl Marx
- In this letter, Marx referred to Lincoln as “the single-minded son of the working class, to lead his country through the matchless struggle for the rescue of an enchained race and the reconstruction of a social world.”
- The move toward a more centralized government power represented by Abraham Lincoln was a necessary step toward socialism