Causes Of The American Civil War

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David Clanton November 20, 2017 Section 15 Term 2 Paper The Civil War was a war fought within the United States of America between the North and the South from 1861-1865. This war was one of the most devastating events in American history, costing more than 750,000 lives. From the Southern point of view, this war was a War of Rebellion, or a War for Southern Independence. From the Northern point of view this war was seen as a revolution. This horrible war started as a result of many years of differences and disagreements between the south and the north. The war erupted after many years of conflict and disagreements among the two. Between the North and the South there were vast economic, social and political differences, with slavery being the cause of such differences. There were many things that contributed to the onset of the Civil War. Socially, the North and the South were built on different standards. The South, or the Slave States, was a slave based community that followed a class based system. This system consisted of aristocracy, middle class and then slavery. Many depended on slaves and were accustomed to this way of life, which was hard to change. Plantation owners had slaves working for them, and those who could not afford to own slaves would work on their own farm. The North, or Free States, had more immigrants settling in its areas, where labor was needed, but not the labor of slaves, making it a more industrialized society where most people worked in

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