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Slavery. The South wanted slavery allowed in America because their economy and cotton farms depended on the slaves' work. The North, having no need of slavery, saw it as cruel.

The South felt like they weren't being treated fairly and threatened to success and become a separate nation, especially if Lincoln, a known anti-slavery supporter, became president. The North believed this was ridiculous and that we should be all one country.

Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin," published in 1852, was believed to be one of the reasons the war started as well.

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Two main reasons for the Civil War were slavery and states rights.

The South, which was known as the Confederate States of America, seceded from the North, which was also known as the Union, for many different reasons. The reason they wanted to succeed was because there was four decades of great sectional conflict between the two. Between the North and South there were deep economic, social, and political differences. The South wanted to become an independent nation. There were many reasons why the South wanted to succeed but the main reason had to do with the North's view on slavery. All of this was basically a different interpretation of the United States Constitution on both sides. In the end all of these disagreements on both sides led to the Civil War, in which the North won.

There were a few reasons other then the slavery issue, that the South disagreed on and that persuaded them to succeed from the Union. Basically the North favored a loose interpretation of the United States Constitution. They wanted to grant the federal government increased powers. The South wanted to reserve all undefined powers to the individual states. The North also wanted internal improvements sponsored by the federal government. This was more roads, railroads, and canals. The South, on the other hand, did not want these projects to be done at all. Also the North wanted to develop a tariff. With a high tariff, it protected the Northern manufacturer. It was bad for the South because a high tariff would not let the south trade its cotton for foreign goods. The North also wanted a good banking and currency system and federal subsidies for shipping and internal improvements. The South felt these were discriminatory and that they favored Northern commercial interests.

While many still debate the ultimate causes of the Civil War, Pulitzer Prize-winning author James McPherson writes that, "The Civil War started because of uncompromising differences between the free and slave states over the power of the national government to prohibit slavery in the territories that had not yet become states. When Abraham Lincoln won election in 1860 as the first Republican president on a platform pledging to keep slavery out of the territories, seven slave states in the deep South seceded and formed a new nation, the Confederate States of America. The incoming Lincoln administration and most of the Northern people refused to recognize the legitimacy of secession. They feared that it would discredit democracy and create a fatal precedent that would eventually fragment the no-longer United States into several small, squabbling countries."

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Tariffs, the 10th amendment, slavery, and cultural differences.

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15y ago

The most significant cause of the civil war was i think John browns raid because it showed that people were willing to fight and die over the issue of slavery

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There were actually 4 major causes of the American civil war. They were: slavery, tariffs, state's rights, and cultural differences.

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11y ago

slavery and i think Lincolns election

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The conflict of slavery versus states rights.

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