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Causes Of The American Civil War

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“We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.” (Winston Churchill) Since the beginning, the United States have encountered many wars. During these wars, they have also gained great victories. Many of these wars were due to differences, whether economically or religiously. One war, in particular, changed the United States forever. This war was known as the American Civil War. What made this war so different from the others was that America was fighting against each other. We were our own enemy. Many things, such as slavery, economic and political systems, bought…show more content…
The North was much stronger than the South. The North had a stronger and more stable economy. Besides owing large plantations and farming, The North controlled over 50 percent of the population, railroad mileage, iron/steel production, wealth, exports, and factories. Free states attracted and became home to the majority of European immigration. As a consequence, the population of the states that decided to stay apart of the Union was far much greater than the population of states that departed with the Confederacy . Transportation was much easier in the North because of the great amount of railroad tracks. With a cooler climate than the South, the North did not have to favor in large plantations. Unlike the South, the North did not use farming as a main source of income. Therefore, the use of slave labor was at a bare…show more content…
With no final agreement, the country had no other choice but to go to war with itself. The slow decline of the, once powerful, Southern economy and the major issue of the abolishment of slaves are what led to the cause of the American Civil War. While economics and political structure played an important role in the cause of the Civil War, slavery was the main reason why altercations arose. Many historians and teachers try to hide the fact that slavery was such a huge factor in the cause of the Civil War because they looked at slavery as the “norm”. To them, the differences between the Republicans and Democratic formed great disagreement. Without the use of slavery, the South’s economy would not have thrived so much. ““You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know.” (William
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