The Main Causes Of The American Civil War

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The main causes of the US Civil War [Abstract] The American Civil War is the only civil war in American history. It exploded between the United States of American and Confederate States of American. On the one hand, eleven southern states formed the Confederate States of American for leaving the United States of American, which also called" the Confederacy" and allowed slavery. On the other hand, the US government and the states also formed another union, which briefly named "the North", each state where slavery was illegal supported the Union. War began on April 12, 1861 when Confederate forces attacked Fort Sumter held by a Union garrison . And there are many reasons led to the war broke up, such as slavery, the conflict between the North and the South, the difference in ideology and so on. What 's more, the American Civil War also called the War Between the States, the War of Rebellion, or the War for Southern Independence. [Keywords]US Civil War, causes, fort sumter [Background]The Republican Party, which was one of the two biggest political parties in the United States of America, and led by Abraham Lincoln, who won the 1860 presidential election. The Republican Party was against spreading slavery to places where it was not already legal. After the election seven Southern states declared their independence from the Union. They formed the Confederate States of America, even before Lincoln became president on March 4, 1861 . The outgoing U.S. president, James Buchanan,

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