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When the constitution was being forged, there was much discussion about what exactly the nation was to be. Some wanted only the loosest of connections between the states, with states being more like individual nations and the Federal Government being little more than a common union, agreeing to join together to protect from outside forces that would attempt to harm any state. When the northern states decided that slavery was to be illegal, southern states were concerned about how they would continue to run their plantations. The issue of "states rights" was one of the largest concerns during the time before the civil war broke out. Southern states wanted to decide for themselves if slavery was to be legal, not letting northern states make such decisions for them. People from the north found the practice to be so reprehensible that they wanted to force the south to stop the practice. While slavery was a significant reason for the civil war, States Rights divided the nation and the defeat of states rights was a significant blow to the efforts of the original founders of the constitution.

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Well, if you are talking about the abolitionists movement, then the south wanted slavery and the north didnt. Abolitionists wanted to free slaves. The north abolitionists wanted to buy then free the slaves, while the south didt want the slaves to be freed.

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Well, i did a report on it once, but I'm not sure there were 4... One is that the North was pressuring te South to get rid of their slaves. Another might be that the south was AFRAID to remain in the Union, because of the increasing number of free states. For the other 2, ask someone else.

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One major issue dividing the North and South in the Civil War was that the South thought the North was imposing their values upon them, and tariffs were another issue. Slavery was an issue, but wasn't exactly what caused the war between the North and South.

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States' rights, unfair tariffs, unfair congressional representation, and lastly of minor importance in 1861, slavery.

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South depended on slaves to harvest cotton and other goods, but the North did not agree with this. This caused some conflict between the North and South and eventually led to the civil war.

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