The American Civil war is one of the most destructive periods in the history of United States of Ame - The American Civil war is one of the most

The American Civil war is one of the most destructive periods in the history of United States of Ame

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The American Civil war is one of the most destructive periods in the history of United States of America. While the main issue pertaining to the civil war was the institution of slavery, other pertinent issues such as territorial expansion, and economic policies contributed to the emergence of the American civil war. After the Civil war, the development of a strong central government was important to limit the state rights that could hamper the development of the nation as a whole. When President Abraham Lincoln came to power, eleven states southern seceded due to Lincolns inclination towards the abolishment of slavery. The southerners’ point of view in the matter was that the abolition of slavery was an attack on their economic welfare since the south was more dependent on agriculture, cotton farming, which necessitated the use of slave labor. Therefore, the decision of the southern states to secede was based on the states’ right doctrine that meant they had the power to annul any federal law. This argument was based on the claim

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