The American Civil War

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The North and the South had differences even before the beginning of the Civil War. The North had been more of an industrial economy and the South were all farmers that required cheap labor. In 1818, Missouri Territory had gained the required population to be entered into the Union as a state. It was expected to be entered as a slave state. Then in January, 1820 a bill was passed to enter Maine into the Union. This would balance out the equal power between the amount of slave states and non-slave states. This was known as the Missouri Compromise. It showed how North and South wanted an equal amount of states to be free of slaves and states with slaves. The North had already disputed having slaves and the South originally had the idea of keeping the slaves to increase their profit. The South and the North were both economically separated decades before the war, and during that time this difference was of less concern to the people of the U.S. In 1787, the 3/5ths compromise was created. The North denied the request of the South for counting black slaves which already revealed the division. Northern states did not want to let the Southern states gain power. The North was the most populated region in the U.S. The South had slaves but were not able to count them as people. The North denied the request of the South for counting black slaves which already revealed the division. The Civil War was a conflict because of the division in opinions.The American Civil War was caused by the

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