Slavery Was The Leading Cause Of The Civil War

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The leading cause of the civil war was slavery. Slaves were bought and sold in the united states.Slavery had an important role in the united states. They were used to do most farm work. During that time period slaves made up 21.7% of the population(Carter, Susan).They were more populated in the south because the crops grew more in the south.

Vermont was the first to abolish slavery(Carter, Susan). Soon most of the northern states followed the act(Carter, Susan). Even though the northern states abolished slavery in the south continued to use slaves(Carter, Susan). When Abraham Lincoln was elected president, he wanted to abolish slavery completely. The south rebelled and separated from the north. This act of rebellion started the famous civil
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