Causes Of The American Civil War

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The American Civil War was a war caused by the differences between the north and south. There are many controversies about the cause of the civil war, but this essay explains my perspective on what caused the American Civil War. The north and south had many differences, which led to arguments and animosity towards the government. I believe that the ignorance and stubbornness of the south played a greater role in the cause of the Civil War. If the intentions of the south were pure instead of selfish, I think that the civil war would not have been as intense. At the end of the day I still believe that the civil war was inevitable.
After the 1860 election, the south became very daring. When Abraham Lincoln announced he wanted to end slavery, the south was alarmed. It is known that fear causes people to do reckless actions, and the south took that saying to a certain extent. They were so scared that they decided to just simply make their own country. In my opinion, that was a very bold move. They did not care what the ramifications were, but ending slavery was not an option to them. The new country was called the Confederate States of America. Overall, ten states joined the new country; Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennesse, Texas, Virginia. The states that didn’t join the confederacy were Missouri, Kentucky, Maryland and Delaware. These four states were known as the Border States. They still supported slavery, but

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