Trump’s Birthright Citizenship proposal threatens Civil War

President Donald J. Trump’s (R-New York) plan to abolish birthright citizenship could lead to civil war.

Notably, the last effort to abolish birthright citizenship in America was one of the major causes of the Civil War. To explain, in 1857 the US Supreme Court African Americans were not citizens in the infamous Dred Scott Decision.

The Civil War broke out in 1861 just four years after the Court handed Dred Scott down. In fact, historians cite Dred Scott as a principal cause of the Civil War.