The Major Causes Of The Civil War

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The Civil War was one of the bloodiest wars on American soil. The Civil War lasted four years; from 1861 to 1865. This war effected our nation tremendously. Just like effects there was many causes that led to the Civil War; Abraham Lincoln, the expansion of slavery, and states rights. The election of 1860 is a major event that caused the Civil War. The election of Abraham Lincoln was a direct cause of the secession of 11 states beginning with South Carolina. Those 11 states formed the Confederate States of America who said they did not want to go to war with the United States. However, Lincoln wanted to keep the Union together at all cost but, he didn 't begin the Civil War. Most or all of the sectionalism and tension started because of slavery.

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