Causes Of The Civil War

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What caused the Civil War? There are key points on why James Ford Rhodes’s opinion, "There is a risk of referring any historical event to a single cause . . . [But] of the American Civil War it may be safely asserted that there was a single cause, slavery,” is most accurate. Confederate states’ secession led up to the declaration of the Civil War. Slavery in many ways caused the the Southern states to secede. The pro-slavery states’ profits were earned with the labor of slaves. The North invented the cotton gin which allowed them to prepare cotton much quicker and efficiently. With the Northern states relying on the Southern states to provide cotton, the more slaves were becoming a necessity in the Southern plantations. The Confederate
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