Civil War Slavery Issue

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The main issue was slavery, but there were also other issues at that time. Trying to avoid being a one issue party, Republicans also were concerned with tariffs on foreign goods, the construction of the railroad, other internal improvements and a homestead act that would grant cheaper western lands to settlers. The slave issue was by far the largest issue though. This issue was debated for many years before the civil war. Compromises considering this issue were made and overturned for many years. The election that made Abraham Lincoln president was the last straw. Some southern slave states succeeded from the Union. They wanted to keep their slaves and be able to take them as their property in to the new territories. The new territories were

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