The American Civil War

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The American Civil War was one of the major events in history that helped develop America to what it is today. Many people think that the American Civil War was fought over the issue of slavery alone, but in reality it was caused by many disagreements and events between the northern free states and southern slave states that occurred prior to the war. Monetary alterations were one of the main reasons the North and South had many conflicts and differences in beliefs. The Civil War was an inevitable event for the South due to economic, political, and social reasons. One of the crucial reasons the South was fated to fight the Civil War was the economy. The reason for this is because the economy of the South was based on agriculture, while the economy of the North was based on industrialization. This in turn resulted in different economic values and beliefs between the two. Since the American government favored the northern beliefs it caused tension between the South which later resulted in disputes between each other. A major issue that formed among the two was the conflict of tariffs. Tariffs developed into an increasing issue when the northern manufactures pushed for higher tariffs constantly for protection due to the large scale dumping of British goods in America that occurred after the War of 1812. This slowly angered the southerners which inevitably led to what is known as the Nullification Crisis. This was caused when the state of South Carolina, led by John C. Calhoun,

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