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The election of 1860 (Lincoln) and slavery got the north and south heated, but the incident that started the civil war was at Fort Sumter. The lower south seceded and attacked Fort Sumter (a federal fort), this was considered an act of war. Lincoln attacked back and then the rest of the south secedes and the civil war started

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Hostilities began with the Confederate batteries firing on Fort Sumter.

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