The Major Causes Of The American Civil War

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The Civil war was one of the most significant and pressing period in the history of America. The war ended and halted centuries of slavery in the country and it also made a great deal of numerous political and social changes. While the most common cause of the Civil war is said to be slavery, there were several other factors involved also. Although slavery was the major cause it was definitely not the only cause of the Civil War.
One of the major causes and the most prominent was slavery. The north wanted freedom for all men while the south wanted to keep slavery in place. Most of slavery had already vanished from the North by 1787, but it was very much present in the South all through the revolutionary period. Due to their conflicting ideas and opinions on slavery they could not find a compromise and so this lead to violent action.
Another conflict and cause of war was the economic progress the North had accomplished. Congress was suddenly threatened by population explosion in the North. While by the year 1800, almost half the population was slaving in the South, this changed dramatically within a few years as hundreds of people moved to the North because of better work opportunities. Also because of this boost in economy America had become a center of attraction for the poor of many European countries. They abandoned their own countries to seek better jobs in the United States. All the immigrants decided to stay in the Northern states as South was mainly an agrarian

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