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1The American Civil War Katrina NodoraHST/155March 29, 2017Marciano Flores
THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR 2The American Civil WarNot long after the iconic American Revolution ensured America achieved its freedom,political issues and disagreements soon erupted in the newly formed nation. Between the years of1800 and 1860, disputes between the North and Southern territories intensified to uncontrolledproportions (Nelson, 2012). Several issues sparked the civil war with the principal causes beingdisagreements over slavery and a tax system known as tariffs at the time. The point of contentionwas that the Northern Territory was treating the Southern Territory unfairly concerning thesharing of tariffs; besides, the Southerners accused the North of overcharging them because theywere the active importers between the two territories. Goods from the South exported to othercountries were charged more while Northern merchandise of the same value was not charged onan equal basis. Before the revolution, political power in the federal government, which wascentered in Washington D.C., was dwindling, while the influence of the Northern area wasgrowing steadily in the nation since its population was increasing more rapidly when comparedto that of the South. Thus, America was divided into different portions were distinct in terms byeconomies, cultures, and national values, which, subsequently, gave rise to the term sectionalism.