Why Texas Fought In The Civil War

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On April 12, 1861 a tragic war broke out killing one-fifth of the 65,000 Texan soldiers. This war was known as the Civil war. It began as a result of an argument of slavery. The South supported it but the North would have none of the sort. This argument lasted until 1865 where the Union, or the northern states, had won and slavery was no longer allowed. Why did all those poor Texan soldiers give their lives for this cause? There are three reasons to preserve their state rights, their love for Texas, and to preserve slavery. The first reason Texans fought in the Civil War was to preserve their state rights. They wanted to secede from the Union because they believed that “no state can force another state to remain in it or withdraw from

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