Civil War DBQ

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The Civil War started in 1861 and lasted until 1865. It was the goury war fought in the United States. More than 600,000 soldiers were killed in this war. The civil war was fought between the Union, which was the Northern States called the United States of America, and the Southern States which were called the Confederate States of America. The main reason for the war was slavery, but other significant factors played a role in the war too. One of the biggest reasons for the civil war was slavery. In document 3 Hinton Helper talks about how slavery was legal in Southern states and was an essential part of the Southern economy. Slaves were often considered property rather than human beings and were forced into horrible treatment. On the …show more content…

The North and the South had different economic systems. Document 2 talks about the North having industrialized and relied on factories and industry for its well being, while the South was based on agriculture. The agricultural economy relied heavily on slavery, so when slavery was abolished, it had a significant impact on the economy of the South. The tariff system was also another economic issue that brought about the civil war. Documents 4, 5, 6, and 11 talk about how political disagreements were another factor that led to the civil war. The North and the South had different ideas on how to govern the country. The Southern states felt that they should be allowed to be their own government and make decisions based on their way of living. The Northern States believed in a strong central government that maintains control over the entire country. This led to several conflicts, mainly when new states were being admitted to the Union. Finally, cultural differences played a significant role in starting the civil war. The North and the South had different cultures, attitudes, and lifestyles. The South was more rural and conservative, while the North was more urban and progressive. This cultural difference created a significant divide in the country that ultimately resulted in the civil

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