The Root Causes Of The Civil War

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Lasting from 1861 to 1865, the Civil war was on of the bloodiest wars in the American history. This war was no surprise, a war that had been slowly and seemingly been anticipated. Many events took place within the years leading up to the Civil War that indicated the ultimate secession of the “cotton states” from the Union. While slavery was a component in the disagreements that led to the war and the majority theories regarding the causes of the war were in relation to slavery, it was not the true solitary or the true source. The root causes that contributed were the economic and social divergence between the South and the North, state vs. national rights, and the Supreme Court’s decision in the Dred Scott Case. Though each of these causes
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