Civil War Causes

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The Main Causes of the Civil War

Instead of saying that the American Civil War was a political contest, it was the result of the economic conflict between the South and North. In other words, the civil war was a war between the North and the South in order to protect their own interests.
As we know, In the North, the main economic system was capitalist economy , while the South was mainly the plantation economy. with the development of industry, the North needed more and more worker. But slavery in the South restricted the labor force in the South, and there was little free labor force. The North wanted to abolish slavery in order to get more free labor force which could promote the development of industry, while the Southern plantation economy needed a large number of slaves as a support, there was no doubt that they didn 't want to abolish slavery, which led to conflict between the North and the South. At last, with the worsening of contradictions, the US Civil War broke out. The president of United States -- Lincoln said: “ Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation. so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. ” It was obvious that no one want to declare the war, as Benjamin Franklin said:" There never was a good war, or a bad peace. " As a matter of fact, Lincoln 's main purpose was not to abolish slavery, he just hoped that the South and the north can solve the
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