Were the confederate states guided by White Supremacy? No need to speculate–we can just ask them ourselves! Here’s what Alexander Stephens, Confederate Vice President, said on March 21, 1861 about the idea that all men were created equal:
“Our new government is founded upon exactly the opposite ideas; its foundations are laid, its cornerstone rests, upon the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery, subordination to the superior race, is his natural and normal condition.”
Well, that was easy.
Read more, if you don’t believe me: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornerstone_Speech