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Because the men at Fort Sumter got sent some ships with supplies such as food,ammo,etc. and the Confederacy(Southerners)were mad about this.So they attacked,and a day after,the North surrendered,which,in terms,lead to the Brother VS Brother war.Hope this is Useful!

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Control of Fort Sumter was very important to the South, because it needed the fort to control access to a major port.

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Because they knew it was a part of their state so they thought they had the right to have it.

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cause it was part of there land they thought sense that it was rightfully theres.

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