History 8 - CAUSES OF THE CIVIL WAR Running head: CAUSES OF...

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CAUSES OF THE CIVIL WAR 1 Running head: CAUSES OF THE CIVIL WAR Allen Brown February 27 th 2010 HIS 103 American History Pre 1877 Causes of the Civil War Beginning in the late 1700’s and early 1800’s the division between the northern states and the southern states became clearly visible and very relevant. The Civil War began in 1861 and lasted until 1865 and was the result of more than 618,000 casualties. The causes of the civil war, or “war between the states,” can be traced back to the tensions that were formed early in our nation’s history. There were many different things that lead to the Civil War, the main reasons for succession were; economical and social differences between the north and
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CAUSES OF THE CIVIL WAR 2 south, states verses federal rights, states supporting slavery and those who did not, growth of the abolitionist movement, and the election of Abraham Lincoln as president of the United States. (Kelly, 2004) With the invention of the cotton gin, the south became a one crop economy that focused solely on the growth and sale of their “king” product. In the north the economy was focused around industry and the production of finished products; the northern states would actually take the cotton from the southern states and turn profit from it by producing finished and salable items. The south’s economy focused around the plantation system
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