The Major Causes Of The U. S. Civil War

Good Essays
The U.S. Civil war started in the spring of 1861, when tension grew between the southern and northern United States. The main reason for this tension had to do with federal authority vs. state rights, expansion in the western part of the United States, and eventually slavery which took a major part in the American Civil War. The war lasted from 1861 to 1865. Abraham Lincoln's election in 1860, caused for seven states located in the south to break apart to form their own Confederate States of America. After the shots of the Civil War were fired, four more states joined them. Brutal conflict went on for several years, and their was many significant battles that took place, that includes the following: “Bull Run (Manassas), Antietam, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg and Vicksburg, among others.” The war got so bad that it became a more close time of battle, this could be closely related to brother with brother, or neighbor with neighbor. In 1865, the Confederate States surrendered. It had been the costliest war that had taken place on American soil, with various casualties. During the 19th century, population in the United States was increasing at a fast rate. But in place was an economic difference between the northern and southern part of the U.S.. While the northern part of the U.S. was running on a much smoother scaled, off of manufacturing, smaller farms, and other such things, Southern U.S. states were running on a more “aggressive” scale. Black slaves were put to work in
Get Access